We found 39 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Fairview Park, OH.

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Dr. Mousab I Tabbaa, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
850 Columbia Road; Suite 200
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Mousab Tabbaa is a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Tabbaa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lutheran Hospital, UH Parma Medical Center, and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Tabbaa's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Barrett's Esophagus, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Edmond William Blades, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Edmond Blades is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Blades average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Blades's clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blades takes. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Blades is affiliated with Avon Hospital and Fairview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Bile Duct Problems, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Kurt Harris, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Craig Harris specializes in adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harris include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Harris is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Harris is affiliated with Avon Hospital and Fairview Health Services.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Khaled Issa, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Khaled Issa is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Westlake, OH and Avon, OH. In addition to English, Dr. Issa speaks Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Issa include pancreas problems, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and hepatitis C. He is affiliated with Avon Hospital. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Issa accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Colon Polyps, Bile Duct Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Kadakkal Ravindran Radhakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
18099 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Kadakkal Radhakrishnan sees patients in Cleveland, OH. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include foreign body ingestion, achalasia, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Patients gave Dr. Radhakrishnan an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Radhakrishnan studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. His residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Radhakrishnan (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, MetroHealth, and Fairview Health Services.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, fecal incontinence, constipation, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, Hirschsprung disease, acid reflux (GERD), gastroenteritis

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Hepatitis C, Metabolic Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous ... (Read more)

Dr. Noma Dakhil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Noma Dakhil's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dakhil is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis C, and colonoscopy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She graduated from Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Dakhil is affiliated with Avon Hospital and Fairview Health Services.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy

Dr. R. Thomas Thomas Temes, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
20455 Lorain Road #301; West Valley Medical Building
Fairview Park, OH
 

Dr. Roy Temes' specialty is thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and achalasia. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, Lutheran Hospital, and MetroHealth. Dr. Temes honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Temes (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, diverticular disease, achalasia, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Wedge Resection, Heart Problems, Heller Myotomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Peter Spiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Timothy Spiro's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Cleveland, OH, Independence, OH, and Euclid, OH. Dr. Spiro's areas of expertise include the following: chemotherapy, melanoma, and blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Avon Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital. He graduated from The University of Western Australia School of Medicine and Pharmacology. Dr. Spiro is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Richard Boyd Freeman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
850 Columbia Road, Westlake Medical Campus Building A; Mail Code Wl11
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Richard Freeman is an otolaryngologist in Cleveland, OH and Westlake, OH. The average patient rating for Dr. Freeman is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea, thyroid cancer, and snoring. Dr. Freeman is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Freeman attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nosebleeds, Oral Lesions, Stenosis, Nasal Fractures, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Annie Roco Tanya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
30033 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Annie Tan works as an internist in Westlake, OH and Avon, OH. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Tan performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Men's Health Issues, Primary Care, Bronchitis, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Cathleen Sybert Khandelwal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
18101 Lorain Avenue; Mail Code Fr30
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Cathleen Khandelwal's specialty is general surgery. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. These areas are among Dr. Khandelwal's clinical interests: moles, inguinal hernia, and appendicitis. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khandelwal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lutheran Hospital, Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center, and Fairview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon problems, appendicitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Appendicitis, Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery, Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marie Fidela Fidela Paraiso, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
18099 Lorain Avenue; Suite 212
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Marie Paraiso's medical specialty is urogynecology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paraiso include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female incontinence. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before performing her residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Dr. Paraiso attended Indiana University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Paraiso is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), colon polyps

All Interests: Rectocele, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Colon Polyps, Incontinence, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Anthony Valente, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
20455 Lorain Road #301; West Valley Medical Building
Fairview Park, 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
20455 Lorain Avenue; 2nd Floor
Fairview Park, 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. Edward Metz Barksdale Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Other
960 Clague Road; Uh Westlake Health Center, Building A, Suite 1600
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Edward Barksdale practices pediatric surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barksdale takes. Before performing his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Barksdale attended Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Blood Disorders, Short Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Donald M Eicher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Donald Eicher's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Eicher is professionally affiliated with Avon Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, and Fairview Hospital. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Eicher completed a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eicher accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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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