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We found 8 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Amarillo, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6833 Plum Creek Drive
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Srinivas Pathapati's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pathapati honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Andhra Medical College.

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

Dr. Jake Lennard, who practices in Amarillo, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Lennard accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Kuldip Banwait's specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Banwait studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6700 West 9th
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Johnson's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6700 W 9th
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. James Lusby is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lusby is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Richard Ellington's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ellington average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellington honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Daniel Beggs works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Beggs is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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

Dr. William Shear is an Amarillo, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He graduated from 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.