We found 142 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Premier near Bellaire, TX.

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

Dr. Ann Scheimann practices pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Her areas of expertise include nutrition issues. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, MedStar Health, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scheimann takes. She is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Scheimann completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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: , inflammatory bowel disease

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

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

Dr. Isaac Raijman is a gastroenterologist, internist, and hepatologist in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Raijman's clinical interests: pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raijman accepts. His education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Raijman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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), colon cancer, Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Sarah Barlow practices pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barlow include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barlow attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. Her distinctions include: Jim Wright Lectureship University of Alabama at Birmingham and Pouncey Memorial Lectureship Ocshner Children s Health Center, New Orleans, LA.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Atilla Ertan is an adult gastroenterologist. He studied medicine at Ankara University. Dr. Ertan's areas of expertise include the following: ablation, ulcers, and anemia. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ertan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Brain AVM, Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Shulman's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease); he sees patients in Houston, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shulman accepts. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shulman 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. Eric Howard Chiou, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Chiou is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Chiou is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Sushovan Guha is a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) for medical school, Dr. Guha completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Guha (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer

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

Dr. Alan Glombicki is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Glombicki at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Glombicki's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Fredric Hochman, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Hochman 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. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hochman accepts. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Melvin Lau works as a gastroenterologist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Lau performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

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). Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Nguyen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Hani Zamil sees patients in Houston, TX and Webster, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Zamil takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Jordan University Hospital, Dr. Zamil attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems

Dr. Matthew Paul Spinn, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
915 Gessner Road; Suite 850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Spinn is a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. Dr. Spinn is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alberto Barroso's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Barroso's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barroso honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

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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). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Amaratunge include anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Amaratunge's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Amaratunge has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is open to new patients.

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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. Ryan Wallace Himes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Himes is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). In Dr. Himes's practice, he is particularly interested in hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Liver Transplant, Hepatoblastoma, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hypertension, Liver ... (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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