We found 9 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Amarillo, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
800 Quail Creek Drive; Suite 101
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Kuldip Banwait is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Banwait is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6833 Plum Creek Drive
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Srinivas Pathapati, who practices in Amarillo, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pathapati attended medical school at Andhra Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6700 West 9th
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Johnson's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6700 W 9th
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. James Lusby is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Lusby honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6700 W 9th Avenue
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Jake Lennard's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lennard accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6700 West 9th Street
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Richard Ellington specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Amarillo, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Ellington is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellington is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1901 Medi Park Drive; Suite 50
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Hagos Tekeste's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6700 W 9th Street
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Beggs is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Amarillo, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beggs accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6700 W 9th Avenue
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. William Shear works as an adult gastroenterologist in Amarillo, TX. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

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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.