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We found 7 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Nadir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis C, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He graduated from Dow Medical College. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nadir 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 an open panel.

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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. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Perez's clinical interests: platelet disorders, bladder cancer, and metabolic bone disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Perez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He honors 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.

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

Dr. Jefferson Hurley's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX, Irving, TX, and Flower Mound, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Hurley's areas of expertise include the following: cysts, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hurley has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Randall Crim's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. Dr. Crim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Crim has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Crim (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Francis Stadler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4333 North Josey Lane; Suite 103
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Ronney Stadler works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Irving, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Stadler's clinical interests: colon cancer, urinary incontinence, and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Stadler is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stadler's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Colon Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Da Vinci Surgery, Screening ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joel Maust practices family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Maust average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. 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 is open to new patients. Dr. Maust is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed 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, 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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. In addition to English, Dr. Green speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Green is open to new patients.

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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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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.