We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Thornton, CO.

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Dr. Shazad S Rana, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10001 N Washington Street
Thornton, CO
 

Dr. Shazad Rana is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Thornton, CO. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rana takes. Dr. Rana graduated from Khyber Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Human Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Dr. Gareth Ronald Weiner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10001 N Washington Street
Thornton, CO
 

Dr. Gareth Weiner is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Weiner honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Dr. Sam H Anouna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10001 N Washington Street
Thornton, CO
 

Dr. Sam Anouna is a Thornton, CO physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Anouna studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Anouna is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Dr. Paul Douglas Deneault, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10001 N Washington Street
Thornton, CO
 

Dr. Paul Deneault specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Thornton, CO. Dr. Deneault graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Deneault completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Dr. Bruce Edwin Walker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10001 N Washington Street
Thornton, CO
 

Dr. Bruce Walker's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Dr. Walker attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Walker is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Dr. Jennifer Lynne Goldman Moss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10001 N Washington Street; Upper Level
Thornton, CO
 

Dr. Jennifer Moss sees patients in Denver, CO and Thornton, CO. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Moss honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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