We found 8 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry PPO near Carrollton, TX.

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Dr. Adnan Nadir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4221 Medical Parkway; Building 100, Suite 150
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Adnan Nadir is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Nadir graduated from Dow Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Nadir include hepatitis C, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Nadir is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nadir is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nadir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Nadir welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist 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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Perez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Perez is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He welcomes 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. Joel Russel Maust, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Joel Maust's area of specialization is family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maust's areas of expertise include the following: wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Maust is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Maust completed a residency program at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center.

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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, Wheezing, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Green practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Fort Worth, TX, Irving, TX, and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Green is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Green graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Green welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Randy Crim is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. Dr. Crim accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Crim trained at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Crim (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 F Stadler, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4333 North Josey Lane; Suite 103
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Ronney Stadler's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave Dr. Stadler an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Las Colinas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He is open to new patients. Dr. Stadler graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stadler completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mackey include bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Mackey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), 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. He has an open panel. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Mackey completed his residency training at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks 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' specialty is colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include colon problems, surgical procedures, and rectal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Hughes studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hughes completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hughes's office for an appointment.

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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.

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