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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. His clinical interests encompass ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Munir takes. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Munir attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Munir (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Munir 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Norris is a graduate of 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Arledge takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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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' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lucas is an in-network provider for 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's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Rudolph studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Seeman is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Seeman takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Boston University School of 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.