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We found 16 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, Hepatology
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Barlow is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Barlow is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. Dr. Barlow's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Murali Mohan Alloju, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7610 Stemmons Freeway; Suite 500
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Murali Alloju's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Alloju is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colon problems and endoscopic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kakatiya Medical College and Osmania Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Alloju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Alloju is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colon Problems

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

Dr. Lawrence Schiller is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Schiller a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of diarrhea and constipation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Schiller is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, constipation

All Interests: Constipation, Diarrhea

Dr. Angela Anderson Carollo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Angela Carollo's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Carollo's areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease and women's health issues. 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson's clinical interests include pancreas problems, peptic ulcer, and gallbladder problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with 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
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Odstrcil is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and small intestine disorders. Dr. Odstrcil's professional affiliations include 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. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Catherine Yaussy's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and colonoscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yaussy takes. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Yaussy is affiliated with 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. Yvonne Marie Diener, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3410 Worth Street; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Yvonne Coyle sees patients in Grapevine, TX and Dallas, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coyle include solid tumor and gastrointestinal tumor. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Coyle attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Solid Tumor, Gastrointestinal 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's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Butterworth Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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. John Kevin OConnor, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology
3600 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John O'Connor is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. Dr. O'Connor is in-network 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 a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. O'Connor's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is affiliated with 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, Cyberknife ... (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 a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Mennel has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, breast cancer, and liver cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mennel is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer

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

Dr. Sridevi Juvvadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5939 Harry Hines Boulevard; Suite 800
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sridevi Juvvadi's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Juvvadi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Juvvadi attended medical school at Osmania Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colorectal problems, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach problems, stomach cancer

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens works as a general surgeon in Kaufman, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Stephens speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Stephens 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 has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stephens welcomes 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. James Dale Ii Meler II, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Barnett Tower #404
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Meler practices vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology in Dallas, TX and Addison, TX. Dr. Meler's clinical interests include lung cancer, liver cancer, and bone cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, American Radiology Associates, and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Lung Cancer, Radiofrequency Ablation, Peripheral Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew David McCollum, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3410 Worth Street; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Andrew McCollum is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and stomach cancer. Dr. McCollum is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao specializes in family medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Dallas, TX and Carrollton, TX. Dr. Xiao has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Harbin Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Xiao is conversant in Chinese. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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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 Management, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (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.