We found 8 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Milwaukee, WI.

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Marc V. Kennedy M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (5 ratings)
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Marc Kennedy's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and colonoscopy. His professional affiliations include Milwaukee VA Medical Center, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Franklin, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Kennedy is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kennedy is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

David W. Johnstone M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. David Johnstone is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnstone 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 takes. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Johnstone attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is 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 Haasler MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. George Haasler works as a general surgeon and chest surgeon in Milwaukee, WI. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Dr. Haasler's professional affiliations include Froedtert Hospital, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and Milwaukee VA Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Haasler trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Esophagectomy, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Timothy Ridolfi is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ridolfi include fistula, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His professional affiliations include 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, hemorrhoids, anorectal abscess, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Rectal Prolapse, Fistula, Anal Cancer, Fecal Incontinence, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Otterson 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. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Her areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Otterson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her professional 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 Quebbeman MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Edward Quebbeman is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quebbeman include colon cancer, stomach cancer, and liver tumor. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Milwaukee Super Doctors. Dr. Quebbeman is affiliated with Milwaukee VA Medical Center and Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer

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

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

Dr. Susan Tsai is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. Dr. Tsai speaks Taiwanese. Her clinical interests include cancer surgery, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. She is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Milwaukee VA Medical Center. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Tsai completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

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

Dr. Phillip Redlich MD
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 clinical interest consist of gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Milwaukee VA Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Redlich honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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