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We found 9 gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Killeen, TX.

Dr. Timothy Paul Pfanner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2405 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 210
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Pfanner is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Pfanner attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pfanner include: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors Award, 2011-2012; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2009-2015. Dr. Pfanner is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease

Dr. James Thomas Sing Jr., DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2405 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 210
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. James Sing's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Sing attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sing is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012-2015; and Chief Residency, Scott & White Hospital, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Temple, TX, 1999-2000. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Biliary Disorders, Stent Placement, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Ryan Naumann, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2405 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 210
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Naumann, who practices in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Naumann studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Naumann is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Radiofrequency Ablation, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP

Dr. Suma Nandakumar Nandakumar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2405 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 210
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Suma Raju is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Dr. Raju's clinical interests include upper endoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy, Upper Endoscopy

Dr. Jonathan Charles Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
2405 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 210
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Ramirez is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramirez is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Ramirez has received the following distinction: Chief Resident, Scott & White Hospital, Texas A&M Health Science Center, 2011-2012. He is conversant in Medical Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Duc Hoai Vu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2405 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 210
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Duc Vu is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Vu's medical residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Vu has received the distinction of Outstanding Internal Medicine Resident. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Conway Canhui Huang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 W Central Texas Expressway; Suite 290
Harker Heights, TX
 

Dr. Conway Huang is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang is a graduate of Hengyang Medical College.

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Dr. Xiaotuan Zhao, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 102
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Xiaotuan Zhao specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Zhao an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. He is a graduate of Soochow University Medical College and Xuzhou Medical College. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Zhao is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Apurva Navin Trivedi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2201 S Clear Creek Road; Killeen Hemingway Building
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Apurva Trivedi works as a gastroenterologist in Round Rock, TX and Killeen, TX. Dr. Trivedi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Abdominal Problems, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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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.