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We found 140 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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scheimann include inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition issues, and liver transplant. Dr. Scheimann is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, MedStar Health, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Scheimann 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. Dr. Scheimann is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ertan's areas of expertise include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. Patient ratings for Dr. Ertan average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at Ankara University. Dr. Ertan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Ertan 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. Sarah Endicott Barlow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Barlow is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Barlow 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. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. Dr. Barlow's 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist, general internist, and hepatologist in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Clinical interests for Dr. Raijman include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. 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. Raijman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Raijman welcomes 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, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sushovan Guha is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. 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). 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. 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 an adult gastroenterologist. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Lau completed his residency training 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 honors. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lau 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Shulman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shulman is conversant in 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 works as a gastroenterologist, general internist, and hepatologist. These areas are among Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests: crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Nguyen is accepting 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. Eric Howard Chiou, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Chiou specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He 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. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Chiou attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chiou has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Hani Zamil's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Zamil graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Jordan University Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Glombicki attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Fredric Hochman specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hochman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Dr. Hochman's clinical interests include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Hochman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hochman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. 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. Harshinie Chamindika Amaratunge, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S Shepherd Drive; Suite 110
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harshinie Amaratunge is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Houston, TX. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Amaratunge takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Amaratunge has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. After completing medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nevah Rubin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nevah Rubin accepts. Dr. Nevah Rubin is 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 sees patients in Bellaire, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Behazin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Behazin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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, Screening Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Alberto Barroso is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. Dr. Barroso is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barroso's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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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.