We found 12 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 1000 near Garland, TX.

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Dr. Kurt Charles Lange, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9440 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kurt Lange works as an adult gastroenterologist. In addition to English, Dr. Lange speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lange include colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Lange attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lange takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel obstruction, small intestine disorders, colon problems, bowel obstruction, rectal problems, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9440 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruben Sandoval is an adult gastroenterologist in Sunnyvale, TX and Dallas, TX. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Sandoval completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sandoval include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Dr. Sandoval is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, bowel obstruction, intestinal (bowel) problems, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colectomy, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Jude Magee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9440 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Magee works as an adult gastroenterologist in Sunnyvale, TX and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Magee speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Magee include colon polypectomy, hepatitis C, and colon biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Magee's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel obstruction, small intestine disorders, colon problems, bowel obstruction, rectal problems, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. David W Ritter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
9440 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Ritter sees patients in Rowlett, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ritter takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ritter completed a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ritter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Jairo Rafael Olivares, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton; Suite 250
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Jairo Olivares practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Garland, TX and Roulett, TX. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Olivares attended medical school at the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Olivares's areas of expertise include the following: bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), pituitary tumor surgery, and vulvar cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Olivares accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, hepatoblastoma, rectal cancer, stomach problems, colon cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gavin Mark Melmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
530 Clara Barton; Suite 250
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Gavin Melmed's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Garland, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Melmed average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Melmed's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cancer screening, and thyroid cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Melmed is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, hepatoblastoma, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach problems, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, rectal problems

All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Rectal Problems, Hepatoblastoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manish Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton Boulevard, Suite 250; Baylor Medical Plaza Iv
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Manish Gupta is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), vulvar cancer, and intravesical chemotherapy. Dr. Gupta accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatoblastoma, rectal cancer, stomach problems, colon cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
9440 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Richard Wootan, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wootan include inguinal hernia, gallbladder problems, and thyroid surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Wootan's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Skin Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sashidhar Narapa Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton; Suite 250
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Sashidhar Reddy is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Garland, TX and Allen, TX. His areas of expertise include platelet disorders, bladder cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). Dr. Reddy's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Reddy's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, hepatoblastoma, rectal cancer, stomach problems, colon cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Russ Deacon Birdwell, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 311
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Russ Birdwell specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery and practices in Garland, TX, McKinney, TX, and Richardson, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birdwell include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. Dr. Birdwell is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Birdwell completed a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Birdwell is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Stuart Johnston, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 311
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Walter Johnston's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Johnston's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Louis Bailey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 311
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Mark Bailey practices general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bailey include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. The average patient rating for Dr. Bailey is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bailey is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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