We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Bronze near Baytown, TX.

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Dr. Yassir A Ashraf, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2002 Garth Road; Suite 120
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Yassir Ashraf, who practices in Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ashraf is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ashraf is accepting new patients. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. He trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Ulcers, ERCP, ... (Read more)

Dr. Atul E Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2802 Garth Road; Suite 115
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Atul Shah is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include ulcers, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Biliary Disorders

Dr. Samir Kumar Nath, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
4002 Garth Road; Suite 120
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Samir Nath practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Nath is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nath include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for his residency. Dr. Nath is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Seabrook, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Aquino's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Aquino attended medical school at St. John's Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, bowel obstruction, intestinal (bowel) problems, colorectal cancer, appendicitis, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Warts, Appendicitis, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deepa R Sashital, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4021 Garth; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Deepa Sashital is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Baytown, TX. These areas are among Dr. Sashital's clinical interests: anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Seth G.S. Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Edward Piña is a specialist in general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Piña include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Piña has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela Louisa Medellin, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4021 Garth; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Pamela Medellin is a Baytown, TX physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). These areas are among Dr. Medellin's clinical interests: bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Dr. Medellin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Sue Goswitz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4021 Garth Road; Suite #105
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mary Goswitz is a radiation oncologist in Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goswitz include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Brain Tumor, Bladder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed practices family medicine and emergency medicine. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. Dr. Ahmed is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Baytown, TX. Her clinical interests include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hamid-Kundi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Hamid-Kundi studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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