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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Munir's clinical interests encompass ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE. After attending King Edward Medical University for medical school, Dr. Munir completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Munir (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: ERCP

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

Dr. William Norris is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Norris average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. John Arledge's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lucas takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from 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). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rudolph takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at 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 is a gastroenterologist in Carrollton, GA and Newnan, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Seeman is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Seeman 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.
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