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

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

Dr. James Sing is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Dr. Sing is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He 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 is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sing completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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

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

Dr. Timothy Pfanner's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Pfanner studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Pfanner has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors Award, 2011-2012; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2009-2015.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Naumann works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Naumann is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raju include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy. Dr. Raju is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Raju is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

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

Dr. Jonathan Ramirez sees patients in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. His medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Ramirez graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at Scott and White Healthcare for his residency. Dr. Ramirez has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Scott & White Hospital, Texas A&M Health Science Center, 2011-2012. He is conversant in Medical Spanish.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Vu attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Outstanding Internal Medicine Resident. He is professionally 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Harker Heights, TX and Austin, TX. Dr. Huang studied medicine at Hengyang Medical College. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang honors.

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

Dr. Xiaotuan Zhao is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Zhao takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Soochow University Medical College and Xuzhou Medical College. He is conversant in Mandarin. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2201 S Clear Creek Road; Killeen Hemingway Building
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Apurva Trivedi's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Trivedi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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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.