We found 24 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 Gastroenterology, Other
7737 Southwest Frwy., Suite 840; Po Box Ii
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Glombicki completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Glombicki honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. 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: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. J. Trabanino works as an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trabanino include endoscopic sclerotherapy, ulcers, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Trabanino 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kaw's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended Government Medical College, Srinagar and then went on to complete his residency at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Kaw's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shivshanker's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Shivshanker average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Shivshanker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. 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 Ball III, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 840
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Ball, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ball's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallstones. His professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ball accepts. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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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' specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Thomas's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Thomas graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Thomas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency.

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

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

Dr. Amirali Popatia's area of specialization is adult oncology. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Popatia attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Popatia include bladder cancer, leukemia, and anemia. Dr. Popatia is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Popatia's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ajim include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ajim graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ajim average 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ajim's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 301
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sathyadevi Sista's area of specialization is family medicine. She studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Sista include sinusitis (sinus infection), depression, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sista honors. In addition to English, Dr. Sista (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sista welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Bursitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Fisher's medical specialty is general surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Fisher welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 810
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Aramburo is a general surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Aramburo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Meharry Medical College and 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 works as a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 Quang Rick Ngo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
13811 Murphy Road
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. Dieu Ngo's specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ngo include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ngo is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. Dr. Ngo is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Viren Shah sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). 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. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, Dr. Shah performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Dr. William Velasquez specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Velasquez include spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Velasquez takes. He graduated from National University of San Marcos. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Velasquez 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. Sistla Bala Krishna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 805
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sistla Krishna sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishna is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

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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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