We found 11 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 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 sees patients in Milwaukee, WI. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is especially interested in hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and women's health issues. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sud 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. She is affiliated with 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. In Dr. Kennedy's practice, he is particularly interested in 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 attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Kennedy average 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kennedy takes. Dr. Kennedy has an open panel.

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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 is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Johnstone attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Johnstone trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Anilkumar M Singh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2745 West Layton Avenue; Suite 202
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Anilkumar Singh works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Milwaukee, WI and Franklin, WI. He graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Singh's areas of expertise include the following: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), thyroid surgery, and carotid artery surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Franklin and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Singh is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Haasler is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Milwaukee, WI. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Haasler attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haasler include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Haasler is conversant in German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Froedtert Hospital, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Ridolfi's clinical interests include diverticular disease, colorectal surgery procedures, and rectal cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Milwaukee, WI. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. In Dr. Otterson's practice, she is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer

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

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

Dr. Edward Quebbeman works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Milwaukee, WI. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, stomach cancer, and liver tumor. His professional affiliations include Milwaukee VA Medical Center and Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Quebbeman graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Quebbeman has received the following distinction: Milwaukee Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Milwaukee, WI. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Redlich has indicated that his clinical interests include gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Redlich's hospital/clinic 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

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

Dr. Susan Tsai practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Milwaukee, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include cancer surgery, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. She speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Tsai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

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

Dr. Gordon L Telford, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Gordon Telford is a Milwaukee, WI physician who specializes in general surgery. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Telford has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and hernia surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Telford's professional affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Hemorrhoids, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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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