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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 sees patients in Flower Mound, TX. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Steephen's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steephen accepts. She attended medical school at St. John's Medical College. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cox 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 attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Mehta 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. 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. Dr. Sanders is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound 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. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sanders is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Andrew Holt, who practices in Flower Mound, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Holt is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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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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.