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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 is an adult gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Steephen attended medical school at St. John's Medical College. Dr. Steephen has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Flower Mound, TX and Lewisville, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Cox is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Mehta is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound.

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

Dr. Barry Sanders' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sanders is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound and Medical Center of Lewisville. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His residency was performed at Erie County Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Sanders a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Holt is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound.

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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.