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

Dr. Kurt Charles Lange, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9330 Poppy Drive; Suite 501
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kurt Lange's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. Dr. Lange is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Lange graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Lange is open to 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: Diagnostic Evaluation, Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruben Ernesto Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9330 Poppy Drive; Suite 501
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruben Sandoval's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sandoval include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Sandoval takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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
9330 Poppy Drive; Suite 501
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Magee practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, hepatitis C, and colon biopsy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Magee at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Magee attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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), 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: Diagnostic Evaluation, Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Irritable ... (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' specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). Dr. Olivares is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Texas Oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Patients rated Dr. Olivares highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). Dr. Gupta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, stomach problems, colon 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, who practices in Garland, TX and Rowlett, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cancer screening, and thyroid cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Melmed is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients gave Dr. Melmed an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David W Ritter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
9940 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Ritter is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Ritter speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Ritter attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Thyroid Problems, Weight Loss, Weight Management, ... (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 a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Garland, TX and Allen, TX. His clinical interests 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 graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Reddy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Richard Charles Wootan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9940 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Richard Wootan practices general surgery. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Wootan include inguinal hernia, gallbladder problems, and thyroid surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wootan takes. Dr. Wootan has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Skin Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (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 sees patients in Garland, TX, McKinney, TX, and Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Birdwell's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. 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, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Walter Johnston specializes in general surgery and practices in Garland, TX and Richardson, TX. Patients gave Dr. Johnston an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnston accepts. 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 is a general surgeon in Garland, TX and Richardson, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Bailey a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Bailey attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Skin Cancer, Minimally Invasive ... (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.