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We found 8 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Bronze near Baytown, TX.

Dr. Atul Thakorlal 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. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include ulcers, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Deepa Rajesh 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Dr. Sashital takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sashital's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and then she performed her residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. Pamela Medellin is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medellin include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Medellin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. Marcus Aquino practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aquino include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Aquino honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aquino is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and St. John's Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, bowel obstruction, colorectal cancer, appendicitis

All Interests: Warts, Appendicitis, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed is a physician who specializes in family medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Ahmed's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed accepts. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Edward Pina is a general surgery specialist in Baytown, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Pina average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Pina honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pina is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mary Goswitz's specialty is radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Goswitz graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Goswitz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; she sees patients in Baytown, TX. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Hamid-Kundi's areas of expertise include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

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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.