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We found 62 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. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. She attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Joshi trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Joshi has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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

Dr. James Smith's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Smith's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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

Dr. George Catinis is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Catinis's professional affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Catinis completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Shantiprakash Kedia is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kedia accepts. He attended the University of Mumbai, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Kedia's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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

Dr. William Meyers specializes in adult gastroenterology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyers honors. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Meyers trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Meyers has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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's specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He practices in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Balart is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine, and Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Balart's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tulane Medical Center and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.

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

Dr. Mariastella Serrano's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Serrano attended the University of the North for medical school. Dr. Serrano is professionally 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC).

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

Dr. Abdul Khan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Khan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary.

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

Dr. Monika Kowalczyk is a gastroenterologist in New Orleans, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kowalczyk honors. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. She is affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Reiss attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Reiss's professional affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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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). Dr. Rosenberg is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rosenberg completed a residency program at Jacobi Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ricardo Romero's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Romero is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine and a graduate of Norwalk Hospital's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Bzowej is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Morris is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Paul Erick Hyman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Paul Hyman is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hyman accepts. Dr. Hyman is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. He is open to new patients.

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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.