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We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Arlington, TX.

Dr. Hamid Kamran, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
515 W Mayfield Road; Suite 210
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Hamid Kamran works as an adult gastroenterologist in Arlington, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Kamran (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and Medical Center of Arlington. He studied medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kamran trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Patient ratings for Dr. Kamran average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Howard Allen Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1001 N. Waldrop Drive; #811
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Howard Stein's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Stein average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Stein's training includes a residency program at Montreal General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and Medical Center of Arlington. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
501 Rita Lane; Suite 105
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Luat Nguyen is a gastroenterologist in Arlington, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He speaks Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Medical Center of Arlington.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1001 North Waldrop Drive; Suite 702
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Peter Naus' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Naus graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and the University of Michigan Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Naus's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
601 Omega Drive; Suite 201
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Navin Parekh's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Parekh is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parekh accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
515 W Mayfield Road; Suite 210
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Thuc Quyen Nguyen's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.