We found 7 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry PPO near Carrollton, TX.
Dr. Adnan Nadir is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include hepatitis C, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nadir takes. Dr. Nadir is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Nadir (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.
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 Perez, who practices in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Lewisville, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: bone marrow aspiration, leukapheresis, and vulvar cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perez takes. In addition to English, Dr. Perez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He has an open panel.
Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, colorectal problems, rectal cancer, stomach problems, colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colon problems, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer
All Interests: Leukapheresis, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)
Dr. Jefferson Hurley is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. His clinical interests include cyst, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Hurley honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hurley's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.
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. Randall Crim, who practices in Irving, TX and Carrollton, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Crim include rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Crim has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Crim (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.
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 Stadler specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Stadler's areas of expertise include colon cancer, urinary incontinence, and da vinci surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stadler completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. In addition to English, Dr. Stadler speaks Spanish. Dr. Stadler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He welcomes new patients.
Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, fecal incontinence
All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Colon Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Da ... (Read more)
Dr. Joel Maust sees patients in Carrollton, TX and North Richland Hills, TX. His medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Maust include atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Maust graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center.
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 Green's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Irving, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Dallas, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Green at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He honors 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. Green is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria's residency program. Dr. Green is conversant in Spanish.
Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, gastric (stomach) ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Morbid Obesity, Surgical ... (Read more)
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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.