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We found 61 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Shobha Nadkarni Nadkarni, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1514 Jefferson Hwy - Ca4
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Shobha Joshi's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology; she sees patients in New Orleans, LA and Abita Springs, LA. Dr. Joshi takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Seth G.S. Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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Dr. James William Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. James Smith is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Before completing his residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Smith is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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Dr. Shantiprakash Mahabirp Kedia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Shantiprakash Kedia is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Marrero, LA, Gretna, LA, and New Orleans, LA. He attended medical school at the University of Mumbai, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Kedia is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. Georges Elie Catinis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Catinis is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Catinis a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. William Morrison Meyers Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. William Meyers is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Metairie, LA and New Orleans, LA. Dr. Meyers's professional affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Meyers has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Dr. Maria-Stella Serrano, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1315 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Mariastella Serrano works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in New Orleans, LA, Covington, LA, and Slidell, LA. She is a graduate of the University of the North and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Serrano is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Janak Naresh Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Janak Shah specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Ochsner and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Shah takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Abdul Mateen Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2820 Napoleon Avenue; Suite 720
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Abdul Khan is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Khan attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Luis Antonio Balart Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1415 Tulane Avenue; Department of Gastroenerology
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Luis Balart practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Balart attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine, and Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. Patient ratings for Dr. Balart average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Balart has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.

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Dr. Monika Kowalczyk, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1601 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Monika Kowalczyk's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kowalczyk is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for her residency. Dr. Kowalczyk's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.

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Dr. Gary Michael Reiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Gary Reiss' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Reiss's residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Allan Joseph Rosenberg, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
200 Henry Clay Avenue; Suite 2312
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Allan Rosenberg practices pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in New Orleans, LA. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg takes. Dr. Rosenberg has an open panel.

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Dr. Sanjeeva T Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Reddy graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Dr. Ricardo Vicente Romero, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Ricardo Romero sees patients in New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Romero is affiliated with Ochsner. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Norwalk Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Natalie H Bzowej, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Natalie Bzowej works as an adult gastroenterologist and adult transplant hepatologist. Dr. Bzowej graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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Dr. Brian Glenwood Morris, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1315 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brian Morris' specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Morris honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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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.