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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 a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Steephen a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from St. John's Medical College. She has received the following distinction: 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 a gastroenterologist in Lewisville, TX and Carrollton, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano and Medical Center of Lewisville. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Erie County Medical Center. Dr. Sanders 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Cox is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Cox studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Mehta attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. He is rated 3.5 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.

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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 an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Holt is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts 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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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.