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We found 67 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 103 - One $0 PCP Visit near Houston, TX.

Dr. Hashem Beshir El Serag, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
2002 Holcombe Blvd 152
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hashem El-Serag's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease); he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. El-Serag's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. El-Serag include barrett's esophagus, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and viral hepatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. El-Serag accepts. His residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gastrointestinal Problems, Epidemiology, Viral Hepatitis, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rise Jo Stribling, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rise Stribling works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Stribling attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Stribling include abdominal paracentesis (abdominal tap), hepatitis C, and liver cancer. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stribling is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Paracentesis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Endicott Barlow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
6701 Fannin; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Barlow's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Barlow is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Barlow attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her distinctions include: Jim Wright Lectureship University of Alabama at Birmingham and Pouncey Memorial Lectureship Ocshner Children s Health Center, New Orleans, LA.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Robert Jay Shulman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1100 Bates Street; Room 8072, Mc 5-1000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Shulman's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He practices in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Shulman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Shulman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. Dr. Shulman is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Eric Howard Chiou, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Chiou specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Houston, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiou attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Chiou has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Leroy Odom, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 Crawford; Suite 1300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leroy Odom works as a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sclerotherapy, hepatobiliary disorders, and hemorrhoids. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odom graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Odom speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Odom's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopy, ERCP, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Paul Glombicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Glombicki studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Glombicki is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 10c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anandasabapathy include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Anandasabapathy obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Anandasabapathy has received include Texas Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Radiofrequency Ablation, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophageal Cancer, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Fredric Lyone Hochman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fredric Hochman specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Hochman's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. After completing medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hochman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hochman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Yasser Hani Shaib, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard; 3a-320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yasser Shaib's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease); he sees patients in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Shaib 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. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Dr. Shaib attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP

Dr. Norman Leslie Sussman, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Norman Sussman is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology. His areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis, liver cancer, and transplant procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sussman takes. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. John Moore Vierling, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6620 Main; #1475
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Vierling specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Vierling include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis, and transplant procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Vierling accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Transplant Procedures, Hemochromatosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Wilson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Ken Hou, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jason Hou's specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Hou's clinical interests include celiac disease and colonoscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy

Dr. Waqar Ahmad Qureshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 10c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Waqar Qureshi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Qureshi honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University College London (UCL) Medical School and residency at Highland Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center and Royal Free Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Manometry, Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopy, ERCP, Endoscopic Mucosal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohamed Othman Ali Othman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite A10.181
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohamed Othman is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Houston, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Othman (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Othman's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Othman is a graduate of Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Othman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, Pancreatic Cyst, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Wallace Himes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin Street; Ccc 1010.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Himes is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Himes has a special interest in hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Himes takes. Before completing his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Himes attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Liver Transplant, Hepatoblastoma, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hypertension, Liver ... (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.