We found 9 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna Silver near Chalfont, PA.

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Dr. Victor Joseph Navarro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
599 West State Street
Doylestown, 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. Stanley Cho-Hsien Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
599 W State Street; Suite 200
Doylestown, PA
 

Dr. Stanley Hsu is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Hsu's clinical interests: colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Hsu's medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsu honors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan A Flick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 W. Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Flick practices pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include growth problems, celiac disease, and vomiting. Dr. Flick is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Dr. Flick attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He has received distinctions including Top Doctor, Main Line Today Magazine; Top Physician; and Suburban Life Main Line Magazine. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edisio J Semeao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 West Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Edisio Semeao is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Chalfont, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Semeao's clinical interests: achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis A. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Semeao has received professional recognition including the following: Pediatric Scholar, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine; Family Medicine Student Fellowship; and Summa Cum Laude Graduate.

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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, Hirschsprung disease, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. David Wei-Wen Low, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 West Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. David Low specializes in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Low a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Low attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Low completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Best Microsurgical Save of 2008, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting; The Don LaRossa, MD Annual Teaching Award, Division of Plastic Surgery; and Penn Pearls Teaching Award. Dr. Low's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. William R Rate, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
599 W. State Street; Suite 103
Doylestown, PA
 

Dr. William Rate's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Rate's clinical interests include gynecological problems, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rate completed residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Dr. Rate has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana Alexandra Weiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
500 W. Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Dana Weiss' specialty is pediatric urology. Her areas of expertise include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydronephrosis. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Weiss is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Penile Disorders, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Incontinence, Spina Bifida, Neurogenic Bladder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael L Nance, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
500 W. Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Michael Nance's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include concussion, cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Nance graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , appendicitis

All Interests: Intensive Care, Pectus Excavatum, Liver Disease, Appendicitis, Neonatal Surgery, Pectus Carinatum, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arun Kumar Srinivasan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
500 W. Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Arun Srinivasan is a specialist in pediatric urology. His clinical interests include vesicoureteral reflux, neurogenic bladder, and kidney stones. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Srinivasan attended Stanley Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Srinivasan include: Awarded Best Pediatric Paper Abstract, North American Robotic urology Symposium, Las Vegas, NV; First Prize for Best Clinical Research, New York Chapter of the American College of Surgeons; and Winner, Chief Residents' Debate, New York Chapter, American Urological Association. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Phimosis, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Intestinal Problems, ... (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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