We found 9 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102, a Multi-State Plan near Live Oak, TX.

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Dr. Fernando Enrique Membreno, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
12850 Toepperwein Road
Live Oak, TX
 

Dr. Fernando Membreno specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology and practices in San Antonio, TX and Live Oak, TX. Dr. Membreno's clinical interests include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Health System and Southwest General Hospital. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Central America and a graduate of Staten Island University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Membreno takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Hepatitis B, Medication, Hepatitis C, Hemochromatosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clinton Dustin Polhamus, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12709 Toepperwein Road; Suite 301
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Clinton Polhamus is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Polhamus include colonoscopy, acid reflux (GERD), and constipation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Consultation, Colonoscopy, Constipation

Dr. Ricardo Aguirre Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12709 Toepperwein Road; Suite 301
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Ricardo Hernandez is an adult gastroenterologist in San Antonio, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Hernandez attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Hernandez focuses on crohn's disease, colonoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). Patient reviews placed Dr. Hernandez at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hernandez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11485 Toepperwein Road; Suite 2
Live Oak, TX
 

Dr. Oscar Ramirez practices adult gastroenterology in Live Oak, TX and San Antonio, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11485 Topperwein; #2
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. David Jones' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12850 Toepperwein Road
Live Oak, TX
 

Dr. Hays Arnold works as a gastroenterologist. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Arnold takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8601 Village Drive; Suite 208
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Roy Bell's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bell honors. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
12602 Toepperwein Road; Suite 208
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Roberto Narvaez is a gastroenterologist. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Narvaez has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11485 Toepperwein Road; Suite 2
Live Oak, TX
 

Dr. Michael Piesman is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Live Oak, TX and Fort Sam Houston, TX. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Piesman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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