We found 27 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Missouri City, TX.

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Dr. Keith H Fiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 105
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Keith Fiman is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Fiman attended Boston University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Fiman has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fiman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Paul Glombicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 840
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Glombicki average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Glombicki is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Guillermo Ii Trabanino II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 105
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. J. Trabanino is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Sugar Land, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Trabanino is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include endoscopic sclerotherapy, ulcers, and colon cancer. Dr. Trabanino's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trabanino takes. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Ulcers, Endoscopy, Biliary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1400 Creek Way Drive; Suite 201b
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Madhukar Kaw specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kaw's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu and then went on to complete his residency at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Kaw's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 840
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shivshanker's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Shivshanker's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer

All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Webster Iii Ball III, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 840
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Ball is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ball attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ball is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ball's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Sistla Bala Krishna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 805
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sistla Krishna specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Krishna accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

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Dr. Bhagwat Purushottam Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1250 Creek Way Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Patel graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

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Dr. Amirali Sadruddin Popatia, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology
7777 Southwest Freeway #802; Memorial Sw Prof. Bldg. One
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amirali Popatia specializes in adult oncology. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Popatia attended Dow Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, leukemia, and anemia. Dr. Popatia accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Popatia is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
138 Eldridge; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim practices general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ajim include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is a graduate of the University of Lagos College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ajim is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Ajim has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Joseph Aramburo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Aramburo practices general surgery in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Aramburo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He graduated from Meharry Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia, Appendectomy, Small Intestine Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4855 Riverstone Boulevard; #103
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Brown is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dieu rick Rick Quang Rick Ngo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
13811 Murphy Road
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. Dieu Ngo is a physician who specializes in general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Ngo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Ngo's medical residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Temple University.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Viren Navinchandra Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Viren Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Dr. Williams S Velasquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; #550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Velasquez include spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at National University of San Marcos. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Velasquez accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Fisher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 810
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Fisher's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Fisher's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Fisher attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

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.

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