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We found 7 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Catastrophic near Katy, TX.

Dr. William Alexander Currie, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21700 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 201
Katy, TX
 

Dr. William Currie specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Currie graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Colitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Memory Loss

Dr. Dharmendra Verma, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
23923 Cinco Ranch Boulevard; Suite 400
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Dharmendra Verma's specialties are general practice, adult gastroenterology, and general internal medicine. He practices in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Victoria, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Verma takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Dr. James Arthur Maher Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21392 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. James Maher practices adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Maher's clinical interests: pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Maher's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Wei-Ming Yang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
3319 Sterling Vista Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Victor Yang is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Yang honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Katy Ft. Bend Road
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Amir Ahmed is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He attended the University of Dundee School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview 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. Ahmed honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 560-b
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Marks' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Marks's education and training includes medical school at Meharry Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Marks is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Dr. David Takuma Nemoto, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21338 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. David Nemoto is an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Dr. Nemoto is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nemoto welcomes new patients.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.