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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Hammond, LA.

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Dr. Dennis Joseph Booth Jr., MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
16061 Doctors Boulevard; Suite B
Hammond, LA
 

Dr. Dennis Booth's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Booth is professionally affiliated with Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His medical residency was performed at Earl K. Long Medical Center.

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Dr. Gregory Mark Mula, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
16061 Doctors Boulevard; Suite B
Hammond, LA
 

Dr. Gregory Mula specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Mula studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Lawrence Larry Gensler, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
7015 Highway; 190 East Service Road
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Lawrence Gensler's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Patient ratings for Dr. Gensler average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gensler takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His professional affiliations include Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Russell J Wardlaw, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
16061 Doctors Boulevard; Suite B
Hammond, LA
 

Dr. Russell Wardlaw specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system) and practices in Covington, LA and Hammond, LA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Dr. Wardlaw takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Dr. Jason Benjamin Reina, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
16061 Doctors Boulevard; Suite B
Hammond, LA
 

Dr. Jason Reina works as a gastroenterologist in Hammond, LA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Reina is professionally affiliated with Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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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.