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We found 68 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 is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Houston, TX. Dr. El-Serag's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. El-Serag include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), barrett's esophagus, and viral hepatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. El-Serag takes. His training includes residency programs at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. El-Serag is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Epidemiology, Viral Hepatitis, Barrett's Esophagus

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

Dr. Rise Stribling is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology. She works in Houston, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of abdominal paracentesis (abdominal tap), hepatitis C, and liver cancer. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stribling takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Stribling's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Hepatology
6701 Fannin; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Barlow is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barlow include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barlow takes. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy practices adult gastroenterology. She has a special interest in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. Dr. Anandasabapathy honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer

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

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

Dr. Yasser Shaib practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Shaib's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shaib completed a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP

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

Dr. Robert Shulman is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Shulman's clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Norman Leslie Sussman, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Norman Sussman specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sussman include 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. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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. 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Chiou attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He 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. Jason Ken Hou, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jason Hou is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He has a special interest in celiac disease. Dr. Hou is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatobiliary disorders, hemorrhoids, and hemochromatosis. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Odom accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odom welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. Waqar Qureshi works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Houston, TX. He attended the University College London (UCL) Medical School and subsequently trained at Highland Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center and Royal Free Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Qureshi include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Qureshi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Alan Glombicki works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Glombicki is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Glombicki is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

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

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

Dr. Mohamed Othman specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Othman include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). Dr. Othman honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Othman's residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Othman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Fredric Hochman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Hochman is rated highly by his patients. 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. Hochman graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. His 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. Jim Taub Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jim Schwartz is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Schwartz has indicated that his clinical interests include ulcers, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

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

Dr. Joseph Henry Sellin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1709 Dryden (baylor Faculty Ce
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Sellin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sellin graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

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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.