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We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare HSA near Baytown, TX.

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

Dr. Deepa Sashital works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Baytown, TX. Dr. Sashital's areas of expertise include the following: anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sashital attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. She completed her residency training at Raritan Bay Medical Center.

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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Medellin include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Medellin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Her practice is open to 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. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical interests include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Aquino's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aquino is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. He is professionally 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, 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. He 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. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of 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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Dr. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Edward Pina's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pina studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pina has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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. Boutros Peter Kahla, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 313; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Boutros Kahla, who practices in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Crosby, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kahla's clinical interests: colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahla's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laser Treatment, Laparoscopic ... (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 Baytown, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Her areas of expertise include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamid-Kundi accepts. Dr. Hamid-Kundi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Donald Lee Whitman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4301 Garth Road; Suite 214
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Donald Whitman sees patients in Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, breast surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Whitman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Gallstones, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mary Goswitz practices radiation oncology in Baytown, TX. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Goswitz is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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Dr. Caroline Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 211; Independence Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Caroline Kim practices general surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, skin surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kim is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, ... (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.