We found 25 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Missouri City, TX.

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

Dr. Alan Glombicki works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Glombicki's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Glombicki completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Glombicki average 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. He welcomes 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, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Trabanino has indicated that his clinical interests include endoscopic sclerotherapy, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Trabanino takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Kaw's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaw include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Kaw graduated from Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu and then he performed his residency at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

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

Dr. Krishnamurthy Shivshanker practices adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shivshanker's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Shivshanker attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College.

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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 a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallstones. Dr. Ball's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ball has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Tojo Thomas, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas takes. Dr. Thomas'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, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alice Ajim is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Patients gave Dr. Ajim an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. She graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Dr. Ajim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She 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. Sistla Bala Krishna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 805
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sistla Krishna's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Krishna is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

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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 is an oncologist in Richmond, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Popatia include bladder cancer, leukemia, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Popatia obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Popatia accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice 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)

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

Dr. John Fisher sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Fisher's clinical interests: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and hemorrhoids. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Aramburo attended Meharry Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His 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. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4855 Riverstone Boulevard; #103
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Brown takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ngo include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ngo accepts. Dr. Ngo is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency 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 practices general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Shah attended Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat for medical school.

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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 is a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Velasquez attended medical school at National University of San Marcos. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Velasquez's 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: , colon cancer

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

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

Dr. Bhagwat Patel is a general internist. His clinical interests include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. He is accepting new patients.

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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.

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