We found 188 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Ann OShea Scheimann, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin; Mc Cc 1010.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ann Scheimann is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in nutrition issues. Dr. Scheimann is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, MedStar Health, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scheimann accepts. She has received distinctions including Whisman Academic Scholarship to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Service Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Alumni Association; and National Scientific Advisory Board for the Prader-willi Syndrome Association. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Liver Transplant, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Gottumukkala Subba Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1466
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gottumukkala Raju's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass colon cancer. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Raju attended Andhra Medical College for medical school. Dr. Raju honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice. His distinctions include: John Stroehlein Distinguished Professorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; President's Recognition for Faculty Excellence, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and Chair.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Education, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Hashem El-Serag is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Houston, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. El-Serag include barrett's esophagus, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and viral hepatitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training 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. 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), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

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

Dr. Tushar Dilip Dharia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tushar Dharia is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. Dr. Dharia takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Dharia attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Dharia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Dharia is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Pasadena Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Viral Hepatitis, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. John Irison Hughes, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2727 Holcombe Boulevard; 3rd Floor - gi Department, Ks - clinic
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Hughes is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. Patients gave Dr. Hughes an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Bayfront Medical Center, Dr. Hughes attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colorectal Cancer, Therapeutic Endoscopy

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

Dr. Rise Stribling is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology. Patients gave Dr. Stribling an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of abdominal paracentesis (abdominal tap), hepatitis C, and liver cancer. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Dallas, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Barlow's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Barlow completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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. Atilla Ertan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6400 Fannin; #1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Atilla Ertan is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ertan include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. Dr. Ertan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Ankara University. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ertan's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Brain AVM, Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Shulman's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). In his practice, Dr. Shulman focuses on inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Shulman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally 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. Angela Denise McGee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2727 West Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Angela McGee practices adult gastroenterology in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. McGee's areas of clinical interest consist of hepatobiliary disorders and inflammatory bowel disease. She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. She graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGee accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Eric Chiou practices pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Chiou attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiou has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Sushovan Guha, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sushovan Guha is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Guha (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer

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

Dr. Leroy Odom specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of endoscopic sclerotherapy, hepatobiliary disorders, and hemorrhoids. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Odom takes. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Odom's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Neel Sharad Choksi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neel Choksi is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cypress Clinic. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Choksi attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Liver Disease, Colonoscopy, Pancreatic Cancer, Therapeutic Endoscopy

Dr. Isaac L Raijman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isaac Raijman practices adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease) in Houston, TX. He attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Raijman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Raijman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Glombicki's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Glombicki graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Glombicki is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Glombicki is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His practice 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)

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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.