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

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

Dr. Gareth Weiner's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Weiner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Sam Anouna works as an adult gastroenterologist in Thornton, CO. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Anouna accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Anouna is affiliated with Centura Health.

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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. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Rana is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Khyber Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Human Medicine for residency.

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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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Deneault attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa for residency. Dr. Deneault 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Dr. Walker attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Denver, CO and Thornton, CO. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moss accepts. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's residency program. Dr. Moss is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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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.