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We found 20 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 with IVF near Irving, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7610 Stemmons Freeway; Suite 500
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Murali Alloju is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Kakatiya Medical College and Osmania Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In Dr. Alloju's practice, he is particularly interested in colon problems. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Alloju (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Alloju's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems

Dr. Kurt Charles Lange, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kurt Lange is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Dallas, TX and Sunnyvale, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. Dr. Lange's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lange welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He speaks Spanish.

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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: Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruben Ernesto Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruben Sandoval, who practices in Dallas, TX and Sunnyvale, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Sandoval include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Sandoval attended Creighton University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Raymond Anthony Vallera, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Vallera is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Irving, TX and Grand Prairie, TX. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. Dr. Vallera's clinical interests include diarrhea, indigestion, and barrett's esophagus. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. Dr. Vallera is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neville Francis Fernandes, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Neville Fernandes practices adult gastroenterology in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fernandes include diarrhea, indigestion, and barrett's esophagus. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Fernandes attended the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences for medical school. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, diarrhea, colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Juan Martinez's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. Dr. Martinez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , stomach tumor, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, diverticular disease, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, rectal problems, gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), stomach problems, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, colon problems, bowel obstruction, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD), gastric stricture

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen W Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Allen Rubin practices adult gastroenterology in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Rubin's clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and nutrition issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin honors. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Rubin performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

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

Dr. Damien Bassam Mallat, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1110 Cottonwood Lane; Suite 100
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Damien Mallat works as an adult gastroenterologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mallat's areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mallat is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, malabsorption, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, pyloric stenosis, stomach problems, vomiting, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Rikin Patel specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , stomach tumor, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, diverticular disease, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, rectal problems, colitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, colon problems, bowel obstruction, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD), gastric stricture

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Bowel Resection, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jefferson Bennett Hurley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2001 North Macarthur; Suite 750
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Jefferson Hurley is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Dallas, TX, Irving, TX, and Flower Mound, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Hurley include cyst, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hurley is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colorectal problems, anorectal problems, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gallstones, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall Wayne Crim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2001 North Macarthur; Suite 750
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Randy Crim works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Crim (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. Dr. Crim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Crim obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Crim is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, anal fissures, colon polyps, fecal incontinence, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, bowel obstruction, rectal problems, intestinal (bowel) problems, rectal prolapse, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Naveena Allada, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Naveena Allada works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Irving, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, lymphoma, and clinical trials. Dr. Allada takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Andhra Medical College. Dr. Allada has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Allada (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Hereditary Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Narotham Reddy Thudi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Narotham Thudi sees patients in Dallas, TX and Irving, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at Mountainside Hospital, Dr. Thudi attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, lymphoma, and clinical trials. Dr. Thudi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Thudi (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Hereditary Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Anand Thanwar Shivnani, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 N. Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 120
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Anand Shivnani works as a radiation oncologist in Dallas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Sherman, TX. His areas of expertise include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. Dr. Shivnani graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shivnani completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Shivnani has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronney Francis Stadler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2001 North Macarthur; Suite 750
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Ronney Stadler is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stadler include male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Stadler average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stadler accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Stadler has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colon problems, rectal problems, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Weisberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Robert Weisberg is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Weisberg's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Hereditary Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (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.