We found 9 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Gold near Milwaukee, WI.

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Dr. Anchal Sud, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3201 S 16th Street; Suite 1000
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Anchal Sud specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Milwaukee, WI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sud include hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Sud (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Franklin, Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints. Dr. Sud has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Women's Health Issues, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Marc V Kennedy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Marc Kennedy's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Kennedy an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kennedy include hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and colonoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Milwaukee VA Medical Center, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Franklin, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel. Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. David W Johnstone, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. David Johnstone practices general surgery and thoracic surgery in Milwaukee, WI, Menomonee Falls, WI, and West Bend, WI. Dr. Johnstone's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnstone honors. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Johnstone attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Hiatal Hernia, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. George B Haasler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. George Haasler's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Haasler is conversant in German. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and Milwaukee VA Medical Center. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haasler honors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Tumor, Lung Transplant, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Abscess, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Joseph Ridolfi, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Timothy Ridolfi is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Ridolfi attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Clinical interests for Dr. Ridolfi include fistula, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, rectal cancer, colon cancer, anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, anal fissures, colon problems, hemorrhoids, anorectal abscess, rectal problems, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Tumor, Diverticular Disease, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Fistula, Anal Cancer, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Francis F Otterson, MS, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Mary Otterson practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In her practice, Dr. Otterson focuses on colorectal surgery procedures, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Milwaukee VA Medical Center. Dr. Otterson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Susan Tsai, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Susan Tsai works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include cancer surgery, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Milwaukee VA Medical Center. Dr. Tsai is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward J Quebbeman, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Edward Quebbeman is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Milwaukee, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Quebbeman include colon cancer, stomach cancer, and liver tumor. Dr. Quebbeman is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received the following distinction: Milwaukee Super Doctors. Dr. Quebbeman's professional affiliations include Milwaukee VA Medical Center and Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Cryosurgery, Bile Duct Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Radiofrequency Ablation, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip N Redlich, MD, PhD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Philip Redlich specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Redlich's areas of expertise include the following: gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. His professional affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Cancer, Hernia, Breast Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery

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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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