We found 6 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 is a gastroenterologist in Griffin, GA and Newnan, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Munir include ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Dr. Munir's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Munir's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Munir (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: ERCP

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

Dr. William Norris specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Newnan, GA. Dr. Norris's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College.

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

Dr. John Arledge, who practices in Carrollton, GA and Newnan, GA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Arledge studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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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 practices gastroenterology (digestive system) in Newnan, GA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rudolph graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Seeman is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.