We found 38 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Fairview Park, OH.

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Edmond William Blades MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Edmond Blades' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Patients rated Dr. Blades highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Blades is professionally affiliated with Avon Hospital and Fairview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colon Polyps, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Bile Duct Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr Craig Kurt Harris MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.95 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH

Dr. Craig Harris works as an adult gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Harris average 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Harris focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with Avon Hospital and Fairview Health Services. Dr. Harris honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.43 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
850 Columbia Road; Suite 200
Westlake, OH

Dr. Mousab Tabbaa works as a gastroenterologist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Tabbaa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lutheran Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Lorain Family Health and Surgery Center. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Tabbaa completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

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

Dr Khaled Issa
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
30701 Clemens Road; Mail Code Crw10
Westlake, OH

Dr. Khaled Issa is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and hepatitis C. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Issa honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Issa graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Avon Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Polyps, Acid Reflux

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

Kadakkal R Radhakrishnan MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.81 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
18099 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Kadakkal Radhakrishnan is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. For his professional training, Dr. Radhakrishnan completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Radhakrishnan include foreign body ingestion, achalasia, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Dr. Radhakrishnan's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Radhakrishnan (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, MetroHealth, and Fairview Health Services.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Giardiasis, 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, Gastroenteritis

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

Noma Dakhil MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH

Dr. Noma Dakhil is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis C, and colonoscopy. Dr. Dakhil's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Dakhil trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. She is affiliated with Avon Hospital and Fairview Health Services.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems

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

R Thomas Temes MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
20455 Lorain Road; #301
Fairview Park, OH

Dr. Roy Temes specializes in thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and achalasia. Dr. Temes is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Temes trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Temes (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. Dr. Temes's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Lutheran Hospital, and MetroHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , Diverticular Disease, Achalasia, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Achalasia, Pericarditis, Lobectomy, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diverticular Disease, Bro ... (Read more)

Richard B Freeman MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.92 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
850 Columbia Road; Suite 100
Westlake, OH

Dr. Richard Freeman is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Cleveland, OH and Westlake, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Freeman include sleep apnea, thyroid cancer, and snoring. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Freeman is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Freeman is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Nosebleeds, Headache, Oral Lesions, Septoplasty, Ear Infection, No ... (Read more)

Annie R Tan MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
30033 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH

Dr. Annie Tan is a general internist. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Tan's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Her residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Heartburn, Acid Reflux

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

Cathleen M Khandelwal MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
18101 Lorain Avenue; Mail Code Fr30
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Cathleen Khandelwal's specialty is general surgery. Her areas of expertise include moles, inguinal hernia, and appendicitis. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khandelwal accepts. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Khandelwal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center, Lutheran Hospital, and Fairview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Diverticular Disease, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Colon Problems, Appendicitis, Acid Reflux

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

Fredrick Barton MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
960 Clague Road; Suite 1200
Westlake, OH

Dr. Fredrick Barton is a radiation oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: genitourinary cancer, lung cancer, and radiation therapy. He accepts AARP, Anthem, Medical Mutual, and more. Dr. Barton attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Barton completed a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Barton's hospital/clinic affiliations include UH Westlake Health Center and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Cancer

All Interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, Canc ... (Read more)

Marie Fidela Paraiso MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
Average rating 3.85 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
1450 Belle Avenue
Lakewood, OH

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

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Relevant Interests: , Rectocele, Colon Polyps

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

Dr Michael Anthony Valente DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
20455 Lorain Road; #301
Fairview Park, OH

Dr. Michael Valente is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Valente graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Summa Akron City Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Valente include female incontinence, anoscopy, and perianal abscess. Dr. Valente's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is affiliated with Euclid Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Fairview Health Services.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease, Anal Cancer, Anal Fistula, Perianal Abscess, Anal Fissures, Colon Polyps, Colorectal Cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Constipation, Diarrhea, Diverticular Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Small Intestine Disorders, Hemorrhoids, Hirschsprung Disease, Rectal Problems, Perirectal Abscess, Rectal Prolapse

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Anoscopy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Postpartum Issues, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse ... (Read more)

Joseph A Lahorra MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 1.12 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
20455 Lorain Avenue; 2nd Floor
Fairview Park, OH

Dr. Joseph Lahorra's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Akron General Medical Center, Lakewood Hospital (Lakewood, OH), and Hillcrest Hospital. Dr. Lahorra graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer

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

Dr Donald Eicher MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
18200 Lorain Avenue; Moll Pavilion
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Donald Eicher is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Cleveland, OH, Lorain, OH, and Avon, OH. The average patient rating for Dr. Eicher is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eicher include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Avon Hospital, Lakewood Hospital (Lakewood, OH), and Medina Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Eicher's training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

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

Dr James M Hekman MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.45 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
16215 Madison Avenue; Mail Code Cf10
Lakewood, OH

Dr. James Hekman specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Cleveland, OH, Lakewood, OH, and Chagrin Falls, OH. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hekman trained at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Hekman's clinical interests include cancer screening, depression, and heart problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Hekman is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Intestinal Problems

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Depression, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Intestinal ... (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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