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We found 141 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Premier near Bellaire, TX.

Dr. Ann OShea Scheimann, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin; Mc Cc 1010.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ann Scheimann's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition issues, and liver transplant. Dr. Scheimann is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, MedStar Health, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is open to new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Scheimann's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scheimann has received distinctions including Whisman Academic Scholarship to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Service Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Alumni Association; and National Scientific Advisory Board for the Prader-willi Syndrome Association. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Liver Transplant, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Atilla Ertan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6560 Fannin; Suite 2208
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Atilla Ertan is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ertan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Ankara University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ertan's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Endicott Barlow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Barlow's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease); she sees patients in Dallas, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Barlow is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Barlow completed a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Isaac L Raijman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S Shepherd Drive; Suite 110
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isaac Raijman's specialties are adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease). He practices in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Raijman is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Before performing his residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Raijman attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Raijman has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Sushovan Guha, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1466
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sushovan Guha practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Guha graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Guha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Guha is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer

Dr. Melvin Kin-Wan Lau, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2125 Peckham Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melvin Lau is a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX, Taylor, TX, and Round Rock, TX. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lau takes. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Biliary Disorders, Upper Endoscopy, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Jay Shulman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Shulman is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Shulman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shulman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Dang Minh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S Shepherd Drive; Suite 110
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dang Nguyen's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease). These areas are among Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests: crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Howard Chiou, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Chiou's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease); he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Chiou is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Fredric Lyone Hochman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6624 Fannin; Suite 2580
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fredric Hochman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hochman's clinical interests include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. He attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Hochman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Hani Abdallah Zamil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hani Zamil specializes in adult gastroenterology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zamil takes. Before performing his residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Jordan University Hospital, Dr. Zamil attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Zamil is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems

Dr. Alan Paul Glombicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 2301
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Dr. Glombicki is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Glombicki trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glombicki has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harshinie Chamindika Amaratunge, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S Shepherd Drive; Suite 110
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harshinie Amaratunge, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She has a special interest in anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Amaratunge completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Amaratunge has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Anemia

Dr. Moises Ilan Nevah Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Moises Nevah Rubin is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nevah Rubin's education and training includes medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

Dr. Nancy Soraya Behazin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6700 West Loop South; Suite 520
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Behazin specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Behazin's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Behazin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Screening Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Alberto Oswaldo Barroso, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6560 Fannin; Suite 1660
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alberto Barroso practices adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Barroso's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Barroso is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (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.