We found 21 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Sarah Endicott Barlow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Barlow's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Barlow is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Barlow attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her distinctions include: Jim Wright Lectureship University of Alabama at Birmingham and Pouncey Memorial Lectureship Ocshner Children s Health Center, New Orleans, LA.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Viralkumar Vinaychandra Patel, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Viralkumar Patel is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He works in Dallas, TX and Rowlett, TX. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ERCP, Heartburn, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7610 Stemmons Freeway; Suite 500
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Murali Alloju is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Kakatiya Medical College and Osmania Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In Dr. Alloju's practice, he is particularly interested in colon problems. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Alloju (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Alloju's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems

Dr. Kurt Charles Lange, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kurt Lange is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Dallas, TX and Sunnyvale, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. Dr. Lange's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lange welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel obstruction, small intestine disorders, colon problems, bowel obstruction, rectal problems, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruben Ernesto Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruben Sandoval, who practices in Dallas, TX and Sunnyvale, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Sandoval include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Sandoval attended Creighton University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, bowel obstruction, intestinal (bowel) problems, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colectomy, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Rudolph Schiller, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Schiller practices adult gastroenterology in Dallas, TX. Dr. Schiller is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schiller include diarrhea and constipation. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Schiller is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, constipation

All Interests: Constipation, Diarrhea

Dr. Angela Anderson Carollo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 790
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Angela Carollo practices adult gastroenterology in Dallas, TX. Dr. Carollo has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 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. Carollo honors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Women's Health Issues, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Robert Douglas Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3434 Swiss Avenue; #206
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Anderson works as a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, peptic ulcer, and gallbladder problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson honors. Dr. Anderson is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreas Problems, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Odstrcil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 790
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Odstrcil is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Odstrcil's areas of expertise include obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and small intestine disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Odstrcil attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diagnostic Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Obesity, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Mary Yaussy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 790
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Catherine Yaussy, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yaussy has indicated that her clinical interests include diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and colonoscopy. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yaussy attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy, Diarrhea

Dr. Oriyomi Odunlami Fayiga, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Yomi Fayiga is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Waxahachie, TX, McKinney, TX, and Allen, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fayiga include colon problems, surgical procedures, and rectal problems. Dr. Fayiga 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. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Fayiga completed residency programs at Parkland Health & Hospital System and Baylor University Medical Center. He is conversant in Yoruba. Dr. Fayiga is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Colon Problems

Dr. Yvonne Marie Diener, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3410 Worth Street; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Yvonne Coyle is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Grapevine, TX and Dallas, TX. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Coyle attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Coyle include solid tumor and gastrointestinal tumor. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Coyle is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Tumor, Solid Tumor

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez-Ruesga, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3410 Worth Street; Suite 160
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez-Ruesga works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. He has a special interest in cancer surgery, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. 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. After attending Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic and Butterworth Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Cancer Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 958
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens' specialty is general surgery. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Stephens's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Stephens is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Kevin OConnor, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology
3600 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John O'Connor's medical specialty is radiation oncology. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. Dr. O'Connor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Connor's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Skull Base Tumors, Robotic Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Gary Mennel, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
3410 Worth Street; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Mennel is an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Dr. Mennel's areas of expertise include lung cancer, breast cancer, and liver cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mennel attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Melanoma, Breast Cancer

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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.