We found 138 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Scheimann's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her clinical interests encompass nutrition issues. Dr. Scheimann takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, MedStar Health, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Scheimann welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

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

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

Dr. Atilla Ertan is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Ankara University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ertan include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. Dr. Ertan is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ertan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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: 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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shulman 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 honors. Dr. Shulman is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Shulman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is 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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Chiou completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chiou is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S Shepherd Drive; Suite 110
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dang Nguyen is an adult gastroenterologist, general internist, and hepatologist in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nguyen include crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He welcomes 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. Sushovan Guha, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sushovan Guha practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Guha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Guha attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guha accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer

Dr. Melvin K Lau, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2125 Peckham Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melvin Lau, who practices in Houston, TX and Round Rock, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Lau trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lau 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)

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

Dr. Alan Glombicki works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Glombicki's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Glombicki completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Glombicki average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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. Hani A Zamil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hani Zamil is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Zamil is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Jordan University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S Shepherd Drive; Suite 110
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harshinie Amaratunge is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Amaratunge graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Amaratunge's 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. Matthew P Spinn, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
915 Gessner Road; Suite 850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Spinn's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Spinn is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Spinn's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ryan Himes specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Himes is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Jersey Shore University Medical Center's residency program. His areas of clinical interest consist of hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and liver tumor. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Himes is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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)

Dr. Bincy Paulose Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6550 Fannin Street; Smith 1201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bincy Abraham practices adult gastroenterology. She is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Abraham's clinical interests: crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Abraham is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Abraham has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Victor Ankoma-Sey, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Ankoma-Sey is a gastroenterologist, transplant hepatologist, and legal medicine specialist. Dr. Ankoma-Sey's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Ankoma-Sey 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 welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Ghana Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures, Nutrition ... (Read more)

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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Raijman include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Raijman is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Raijman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients. 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. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Chukwuma I Egwim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chukwuma Egwim is a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. He studied medicine at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Egwim's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Egwim has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, ... (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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