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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Open Access near Newnan, GA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2401 Newnan Crossing Boulevard; Suite 110
Newnan, GA
 

Dr. Mubashar Munir practices adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Dr. Munir accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Munir attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Munir (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: ERCP

Dr. John Anthony McKnight Arledge, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 Highway 34 East; Suite 3400
Newnan, GA
 

Dr. John Arledge works as an adult gastroenterologist in Carrollton, GA and Newnan, GA. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Arledge honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Thelma Elaine Wiley-Lucas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 Highway 34 East; Suite 3400
Newnan, GA
 

Dr. Thelma Lucas' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lucas is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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Dr. Howard Seeman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 Highway 34 East; Suite 3400
Newnan, GA
 

Dr. Howard Seeman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Seeman graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seeman honors.

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Dr. David Samuel Rudolph, DO
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
354 Newnan Crossing Bypass; Suite 205
Newnan, GA
 

Dr. David Rudolph is a gastroenterologist in Newnan, GA. Patient ratings for Dr. Rudolph average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.