We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Medicare Advantage near Flower Mound, TX.

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Dr. Anita Chazhikattu Steephen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2321 Olympia Drive; Suite #100
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Anita Steephen's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Steephen attended medical school at St. John's Medical College. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Steephen has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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Dr. Barry Sanders, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
560 W Main Street; Suite 106
Lewisville, TX
 

Dr. Barry Sanders is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Lewisville, TX and Carrollton, TX. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Erie County Medical Center, Dr. Sanders attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano and Medical Center of Lewisville. He has an open panel.

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Dr. James Tudor Cox, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 295
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. James Cox is a gastroenterologist. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Cox graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cox takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Shailesh Neil Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 295
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Shweta Mehta is a gastroenterologist in Flower Mound, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Mehta is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound.

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Dr. Andrew Foy Holt, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2321 Olympia Drive; Suite #100
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Holt is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Holt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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