We found 6 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry PPO near Grapevine, TX.
Dr. John Baker is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Baker has indicated that his clinical interests include vomiting. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Baker attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Medical Center of McKinney, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Baker has an open panel.
Relevant Interests: , vomiting
All Interests: Vomiting
Dr. Vikas Aurora is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Grapevine, TX and Bedford, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aurora honors. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Aurora welcomes new patients.
Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colorectal problems, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer
All Interests: Abdominal Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael Green is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fort Worth, TX, Irving, TX, and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Green is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Green is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, stomach problems, gastric (stomach) ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)
Dr. Jennifer Lowney's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Lowney speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Lowney attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, constipation
All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael Bryan works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. He has a special interest in diverticular disease, colorectal cancer screening, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Bryan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. 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. Bryan's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer
All Interests: Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colorectal Cancer
Dr. James Mackey practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Mackey a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Mackey is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Mackey is conversant in Spanish.
Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, anal cancer, colon problems, rectal problems, colon polyps
All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone ... (Read more)
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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.