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

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

Dr. Atul Shah's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. He has a special interest in ulcers, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Shah has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shah's 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. Deepa Rajesh Sashital, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4021 Garth; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Deepa Sashital's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her clinical interests include anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school, Dr. Sashital completed her residency training at Raritan Bay Medical Center. She is affiliated with 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. Pamela Louisa Medellin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4021 Garth; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Pamela Medellin's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Baytown, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Dr. Medellin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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 is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Seabrook, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Aquino is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from St. John's Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aquino's office for an appointment.

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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, Hydrocelectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed practices family medicine and emergency medicine in Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Dr. Edward Pina's specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Pina is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Pina is accepting 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. Monira Hamid-Kundi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She works in Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamid-Kundi include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Hamid-Kundi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamid-Kundi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. Mary Goswitz is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Goswitz is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Goswitz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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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.