We found 34 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 near Carrollton, TX.

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

Dr. Adnan Nadir is an adult gastroenterologist in Carrollton, TX. These areas are among Dr. Nadir's clinical interests: hepatitis C, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nadir attended medical school at Dow Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Nadir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He 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. Raymond Anthony Vallera, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Tuscan Drive; Suite 110
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Vallera is an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vallera include diarrhea, indigestion, and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Vallera takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neville Francis Fernandes, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Tuscan; Suite #110
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Neville Fernandes is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Fernandes's education and training includes medical school at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, indigestion, and barrett's esophagus. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, diarrhea, colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Tuscan Drive; Suite 110
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Juan Martinez's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Martinez studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , stomach tumor, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, diverticular disease, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, rectal problems, gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), stomach problems, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, colon problems, bowel obstruction, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD), gastric stricture

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen W Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Tuscan; Suite #110
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Allen Rubin's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and nutrition issues. Dr. Rubin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Rubin's training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nutrition Issues

Dr. Damien Bassam Mallat, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5925 Forest Lane; Suite 420
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Damien Mallat is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Mallat's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Mallat has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mallat is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, malabsorption, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, pyloric stenosis, stomach problems, vomiting, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven I Wilkofsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Tuscan; Suite #110
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Steven Wilkofsky is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Irving, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: abdominal problems, chronic illness, and gallstones. Dr. Wilkofsky's professional affiliations include Las Colinas Medical Center and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wilkofsky accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Abdominal Problems, Chronic Illness

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Tuscan Drive; Suite 110
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Rikin Patel is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , stomach tumor, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, diverticular disease, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, rectal problems, colitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, colon problems, bowel obstruction, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD), gastric stricture

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Bowel Resection, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Syed Hasan is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and vomiting. Dr. Hasan's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Hasan attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Suvin V Banker, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Suvin Banker works as an adult gastroenterologist in Carrollton, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatobiliary disorders, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Banker is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colorectal Cancer ... (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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Lewisville, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez include bone marrow aspiration, leukapheresis, and vulvar cancer. Dr. Perez is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. 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. Dr. Perez is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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. Sybil Jane Taquet, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Sybil Taquet's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Taquet's areas of expertise include the following: warts, alcohol abuse, and adolescent issues. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Paris Diderot University and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Taquet (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Taquet is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, diverticular disease, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation

All Interests: Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Van Lam, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Van Lam is an internist and general pediatrician in Carrollton, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Lam's areas of expertise include well women care, migraine, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Lam has received the following distinction: NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Immunization, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jefferson Hurley practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include cyst, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Hurley completed his residency training at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Hurley's practice is open to 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. Jerry Allen Powell Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 200
Addison, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Powell is a specialist in pediatric radiology and diagnostic radiology. He works in Dallas, TX, Addison, TX, and Plano, TX. He is especially interested in nuclear scan, inflammatory bowel disease, and musculoskeletal imaging. Dr. Powell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Powell is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Nuclear Scan, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Joel Maust's medical specialty is family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Maust an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center for residency. Dr. Maust is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

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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.