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

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Dr. Jatinder P Ahluwalia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
4640 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Jatinder Ahluwalia's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahluwalia takes. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Ahluwalia's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
439 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. James Herrington sees patients in Lafayette, LA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Herrington is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Patricio Arias is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Dr. Arias honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Miami Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Transplant Procedures

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
439 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Melanie Bienvenu specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She 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. Stephen Person works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Person's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He 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. Erick Salvatierra's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Salvatierra is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
439 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. James Bienvenu's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He 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 Shreveport.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
439 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Richard Broussard works as a gastroenterologist in Lafayette, LA. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Broussard takes 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. Patrick Laperouse is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laperouse takes.

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

Dr. Stephen Abshire specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Abshire graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Eugene Stueben's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stueben graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Irfan Alam's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Alam is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
439 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Christopher Herrington specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lafayette, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herrington honors. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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

Dr. Jacob Karr is a gastroenterologist in Lafayette, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karr honors. 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.