We found 113 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Bryn Mawr, PA.

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Dr. Jack A Collazzo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 340
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Jack Collazzo is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Bryn Mawr, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Collazzo include barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Collazzo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Mc Kenna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 340
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Thomas McKenna is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenna include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. McKenna graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then Dr. McKenna performed Dr. McKenna's residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. McKenna honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. McKenna is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, celiac disease, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Scott Fink is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Malvern, PA, Havertown, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. His clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. Dr. Fink is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fink honors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal motility disorders, Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Tomislav Osterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Mark Osterman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Osterman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for his residency. Dr. Osterman is conversant in Croatian. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Joseph Navarro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
210 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Victor Navarro specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He is especially interested in liver cancer and cirrhosis. Dr. Navarro is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Navarro attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Navarro has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer

Dr. Octavia Evette Pickett-Blakely, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely works as an adult gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Pickett-Blakely's residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. Dr. Pickett-Blakely accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, celiac disease, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, short bowel syndrome, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mercogliano speaks Italian. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and hiatal hernia. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Mercogliano attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mercogliano takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, esophageal motility disorders, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Esophageal Manometry, Hiatal ... (Read more)

Dr. David L Jaffe, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Jaffe specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Jaffe graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Jaffe trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaffe takes. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2017; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012; and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Marc Zitin, who practices in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zitin takes. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. Dr. Zitin is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, esophageal motility disorders, Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), peptic ulcer, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Gary Newman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. Dr. Newman is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Newman performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farzana Rashid, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Farzana Rashid is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. After completing medical school at the University of Sheffield Medical School, she performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rashid include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Patients rated Dr. Rashid highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rashid has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue. She speaks Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, anal cancer, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Scleroderma, Colitis, Bleeding, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Strauss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Robert Strauss' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strauss include anemia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Strauss at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Strauss graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Strauss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Strauss is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, liver cancer, intestinal (bowel) problems, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Liver Cancer, Intestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Victor Fishman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fishman accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Fishman attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna M Buchner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Anna Buchner is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Buchner's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buchner takes. She attended medical school at Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Buchner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Ann Crawford, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests: achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. She has received the following distinctions: Pediatric GI/Nutrition T32 Trainee and Dean's list, Cornell University. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Timothy Boyle, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. John Boyle is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Boyle's clinical interests: growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Boyle trained at Floating Hospital for Children. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellowship Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Summa Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame; and Phi Beta Kappa, University of Notre Dame. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, small bowel atresia, diarrhea, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, Hirschsprung disease, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, ... (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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