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We found 9 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry PPO near Carrollton, TX.

Dr. Adnan Nadir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Adnan Nadir practices adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nadir include hepatitis C, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Nadir attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Nadir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, gastroparesis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Enrique Angel Perez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Perez specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bone marrow aspiration, leukapheresis, and vulvar cancer. 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. Dr. Perez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Perez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, rectal cancer, stomach problems, colon cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Leukapheresis, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jefferson Bennett Hurley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
701 Tuscan Drive; Suite 125
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Jefferson Hurley is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Dallas, TX, Irving, TX, and Flower Mound, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Hurley include cyst, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hurley is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colorectal problems, anorectal problems, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gallstones, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Russel Maust, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Joel Maust is a family practice physician. Dr. Maust's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maust include atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. 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. Maust is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Dr. Maust attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, appendicitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
6750 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 257
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fort Worth, TX, Irving, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Green's clinical interests include gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green takes. Before completing his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Dr. Green attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Green has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, stomach problems, gastric (stomach) ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall Wayne Crim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4333 N. Josey Lane; Suite 103, Plaza Ii
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Randy Crim works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Crim (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. Dr. Crim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Crim obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Crim is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, anal fissures, colon polyps, fecal incontinence, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, bowel obstruction, rectal problems, intestinal (bowel) problems, rectal prolapse, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronney Francis Stadler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4333 North Josey Lane; Suite 103
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Ronney Stadler is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stadler include male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Stadler average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stadler accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Stadler has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colon problems, rectal problems, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. James David Mackey, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
7415 Las Colinas Boulevard; Suite 1
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. James Mackey works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Southlake, TX, Irving, TX, and Grapevine, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mackey include bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Mackey is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Mackey takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, anal cancer, colon problems, rectal problems, colon polyps

All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Robert Hughes, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4333 North Josey Lane; Plaza Ii, Suite 103
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Hughes is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise consist of colon problems, surgical procedures, and rectal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Hughes is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hughes obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Colon Problems

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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.