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We found 14 gastroenterologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Lafayette, LA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
4640 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Jatinder Ahluwalia practices adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahluwalia average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahluwalia is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
439 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. James Herrington is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Herrington graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Patricio A Arias, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1211 Coolidge Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Patricio Arias practices pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Miami Children's Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Transplant Procedures

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1211 Coolidge Boulevard; Suite 303
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Abshire sees patients in Lafayette, LA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abshire graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4212 W Congress Street; Suite 2400e
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Irfan Alam is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Lafayette, LA. Dr. Alam accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Erick A Salvatierra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
439 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Erick Salvatierra is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
439 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Melanie Bienvenu is a Lafayette, LA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bienvenu studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
439 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Person's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Person's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
439 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. James Bienvenu specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
439 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Richard Broussard is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
439 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Patrick Laperouse's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Laperouse attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
601 W St Mary Boulevard; Suite 310
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Eugene Stueben is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stueben honors. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
439 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Christopher Herrington specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herrington accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1211 Coolidge Boulevard; Suite 303
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Jacob Karr's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Karr is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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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.