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We found 33 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Missouri City, TX.

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

Dr. Alan Glombicki's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glombicki include 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. Dr. Glombicki attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His practice 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: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhukar Kaw, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1400 Creek Way Drive; Suite 201b
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Madhukar Kaw is an adult gastroenterologist. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu. For his residency, Dr. Kaw trained at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Kaw include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaw's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kaw's 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. Jose Guillermo Ii Trabanino II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 105
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. J. Trabanino specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Trabanino has indicated that his clinical interests include ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Trabanino attended medical school at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Tojo Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1400 Creek Way Drive; Suite 201b
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tojo Thomas is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Dallas, TX. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Thomas is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, colon cancer, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shivshanker honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He studied medicine at Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Shivshanker is professionally affiliated with 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: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Liver ... (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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Ball's clinical interests: pancreas problems, ulcers, and biopsy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ball is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Victor Wei-Ming Yang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
7737 Sw Frwy.; Suite 840
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Yang is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Yang honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, 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 is a general internist and geriatrician in Houston, TX. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Krishna is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

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Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; #550
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Campos's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campos takes. He has an open panel. He attended National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Campos has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Dr. Julio Antonio Peguero, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 575
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julio Peguero practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Peguero attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, leukemia, and colon cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Peguero's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Yuval Raizen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 575
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuval Raizen is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Raizen include colon cancer, breast cancer, and myeloma. Dr. Raizen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Raizen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Alice Amah Ajimotokan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
138 Eldridge; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim specializes in general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). She studied medicine at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ajim include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Patient ratings for Dr. Ajim average 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ajim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Dr. Alex Phuoc Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 575
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alex Nguyen is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Nguyen has a special interest in colon cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and blood disorders. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Blood Disorders

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

Dr. John Fisher specializes in general surgery and practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Fisher's areas of expertise include laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and hemorrhoids. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Fisher average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Charles Aramburo specializes in general surgery. After attending Meharry Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient ratings for Dr. Aramburo average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aramburo's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

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

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

Dr. Bhagwat Patel sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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

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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.