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 sees patients in Flower Mound, TX. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Steephen is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Steephen's professional affiliations include 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 an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Sanders graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Erie County Medical Center. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanders 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Flower Mound, TX and Lewisville, TX. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Cox's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Cox is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound.

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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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Mehta is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. He 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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Holt takes. Dr. Holt graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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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