We found 7 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near League City, TX.
Dr. Gabriel Lee, who practices in Galveston, TX, Webster, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids
All Interests: Anal Rectal/Colon, Endoscopy, Hemorrhoids, Biliary Disease, ERCP - Diagnostic and Therapy, ... (Read more)
Dr. Suresh Rajendran is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Rajendran honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Dr. Rajendran (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Hindi.
Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
All Interests: Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer Screening, Colon Polyps, Heart Burn, Hepatitis/Hepatitis C, Irritable ... (Read more)
Dr. Daniel Darmadi practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Darmadi include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, hepatitis C, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Darmadi attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Darmadi takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids
All Interests: Abdominal Pain, Colon Cancer Screening, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)
Dr. Franz Schneider, who practices in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pearland, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Schneider average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneider takes. He attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, rectal bleeding
All Interests: Colon, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Hepatitis/Hepatitis C, Liver Biopsy, Rectal ... (Read more)
Dr. Alan Rodney specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Webster, TX and Pearland, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Rodney is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Texas Oncology.
Relevant Interests: , colon cancer
All Interests: Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Prostate Cancer
Dr. Smriti Choudhary's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Choudhary's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choudhary include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Choudhary takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the University of Mumbai, and L.T. Municipal Medical College.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
All Interests: Blood Disorders, Cardiovascular Disease, CVA/Stroke, Diabetes, Endocrine Abnormal, GI Disease, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ping Chu is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Chu's clinical interests include leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Chu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel.
Relevant Interests: , colon cancer
All Interests: Anemia, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Anemia, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy, Colon ... (Read more)
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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.