We found 7 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry near Akron, OH.

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Dr. Michael Anthony Valente, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
525 E Market Street
Akron, OH

Dr. Michael Valente's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Valente include female incontinence, anoscopy, and perianal abscess. The average patient rating for Dr. Valente is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Valente is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Valente attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, anal cancer, anal fistula, perianal abscess, rectovaginal fistula, anal fissures, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, Hirschsprung disease, rectal problems, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), perirectal abscess, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Anoscopy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Postpartum Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph A Lahorra, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1 Akron General Avenue; #3500
Akron, OH

Dr. Joseph Lahorra sees patients in Akron, OH, Fairview Park, OH, and Garfield Heights, OH. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lahorra include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Lahorra has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Marymount Hospital, Fairview Hospital, and MetroHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Valve Surgery, Lung Resection, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Andy Karam Abramovich, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
75 Arch Street; Suite 202
Akron, OH

Dr. Drew Abramovich practices medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Abramovich's practice, he is particularly interested in chemotherapy, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abramovich takes. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Abramovich is affiliated with Wooster Community Hospital, Medina Hospital, and Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Chemotherapy, Cancer, Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Sigmund Carl Norr, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2640 W Market Street
Fairlawn, OH

Dr. Sigmund Norr specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Fairlawn, OH and Willoughby, OH. On average, patients gave Dr. Norr a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Norr include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Norr graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is professionally affiliated with Willoughby Hills Family Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, hemorrhoids, gastritis, fecal incontinence, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Nosebleeds, Eczema, Knee Pain, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristine Nichole Woods, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
215 W Bowery Street
Akron, OH

Dr. Kristine Woods is a psychologist in Akron, OH. She is affiliated with Akron Children's Hospital. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Acute Pain, Headache, Chronic Pain

Dr. Elizabeth Mary Salay, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1260 Independence Avenue
Akron, OH

Dr. Elizabeth Salay specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Salay is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Salay trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Her clinical interests include menopause, depression, and metabolic syndrome. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salay honors. Dr. Salay is affiliated with Medina Hospital and Brunswick Family Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health Issues, Primary ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
400 Wabash Avenue
Akron, OH

Dr. Eveline Klenotic is a specialist in general surgery. She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Klenotic include colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and gallbladder problems. Dr. Klenotic is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Colitis, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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