We found 33 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare near York, PA.

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Duane E. Ahlbrandt M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
2690 Southfield Drive
York, PA
 

Dr. Duane Ahlbrandt specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahlbrandt include inflammatory bowel disease. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at York Hospital for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Guoxiang Shi M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2690 Southfield Drive
York, PA
 

Dr. Guoxiang Shi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shi's areas of expertise consist of colposcopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and gastrointestinal motility disorders. He accepts PPHN, Capital BlueCross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Tongji University Medical School and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Shi speaks Chinese. He is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders

All Interests: Colposcopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Rohit Jindal M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2690 Southfield Drive
York, PA
 

Dr. Rohit Jindal's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jindal include colposcopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and colon cancer. He is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Jindal takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Jindal (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, celiac disease, intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Colposcopy, Celiac Disease, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Intestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Ali Abbas MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2690 Southfield Drive
York, PA
 

Dr. Ali Abbas is an adult gastroenterologist in York, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Abbas include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colon cancer, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Abbas is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abbas takes. Dr. Abbas graduated from NTR University of Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Erie County Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Pin Wang M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2690 Southfield Drive
York, PA
 

Dr. Pin Wang is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in barrett's esophagus, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang is a graduate of Chongqing Medical University. He trained at Palmetto Health for his residency. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

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

Dr. David J. Hackam MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Other
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
300 Pine Grove Commons; Suite 300
York, PA
 

Dr. David Hackam is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, diaphragmatic hernia, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Hackam honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. His education and training includes medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and residency at Toronto General Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: First Prize - Basic Science Poster, Institute of Medical Science Scientific Day; Award of Academic Excellence, University of Western Ontario; and Exceptional Patient Satisfaction Award, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital, WellSpan York Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Crohn's Disease, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Surgical Procedures, Short Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Lakshmi Sakuntala Pasumarthy MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1001 S George Street; 3rd Floor
York, PA
 

Dr. Lakshmi Pasumarthy sees patients in York, PA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Pasumarthy's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, primary care, and osteoporosis. Her professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pasumarthy accepts. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Pasumarthy graduated from Osmania Medical College and then she performed her residency at York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Primary Care, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikhilesh Agarwal MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
1399 S. Queen Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Nikhilesh Agarwal, who practices in York, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Agarwal's areas of expertise include intensive care, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and varicose veins. The average patient rating for Dr. Agarwal is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center and St. Vincent's Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Wounds, Varicose Veins, Intestinal Problems, Intensive Care, Venous Disease, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

Dr. Annie Kannarkatt M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
25 Monument Rd.-suite 294
York, PA
 

Dr. Annie Kannarkatt's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: leukemia, lung cancer, and second opinions. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Kannarkatt is an in-network provider for Capital BlueCross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Government Medical College, Kottayam. Dr. Kannarkatt's residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. She speaks Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Second Opinions, Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall W. Rowand M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1010 Blymire Road
Dallastown, PA
 

Dr. Randall Rowand is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Rowand is especially interested in holter monitoring, colon cancer, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rowand attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Joint Aspiration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shawn Michael Terry M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
1001 S. George Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Shawn Terry is a general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in York, PA. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include minor surgery, intensive care, and colon cancer. Dr. Terry takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Terry has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Appendectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minor Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heather Anne Thieme M.D., M.A.
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1600 Sixth Avenue; Suite 105
York, PA
 

Dr. Heather Thieme is a York, PA physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Thieme include colposcopy, breast cancer surgery, and minor surgery. Dr. Thieme is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Thieme is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at York Hospital. She is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colposcopy, Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Steven M. Pandelidis M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
25 Monument Road; Suite 220
York, PA
 

Dr. Steven Pandelidis' medical specialty is general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. He is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Pandelidis is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Pandelidis's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pandelidis completed a residency program at York Hospital. Dr. Pandelidis (or staff) is conversant in Greek and French.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal ... (Read more)

Thomas Nicholson MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 4.07 stars (7 ratings)
25 Monument Rd.-suite 260
York, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Nicholson is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. He has a special interest in colon cancer, rectal surgery, and colon surgery. Dr. Nicholson is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Before performing his residency at York Hospital, Dr. Nicholson attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Rectal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Colon Cancer, Endoscopy, Colon Surgery

Dr. Adelle Grace Kurtz M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1550 Rodney Road
York, PA
 

Dr. Adelle Kurtz sees patients in York, PA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at York Hospital for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kurtz accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Headache, Primary Care, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Mr. Paul G. Sipe MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1601 S. Queen Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Paul Sipe is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Sipe's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, cancer screening, and minor surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sipe accepts. He obtained his medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at York Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sipe's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Cancer Screening, Appendectomy, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Surgery, ... (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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