We found 6 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 006 near Plano, TX.
Dr. Kenneth Brown specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Plano, TX. Dr. Brown's clinical interests include pancreatitis, upper endoscopy (EGD), and colonoscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. In addition to English, Dr. Brown speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources.
Dr. Sindhu Abraham is a gastroenterologist in Plano, TX. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abraham's clinical interests include pancreatitis, upper endoscopy (EGD), and colonoscopy. She 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. Dr. Abraham is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.
Dr. Arshad Malik is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Plano, TX. Dr. Malik's areas of clinical interest consist of pancreatitis, upper endoscopy (EGD), and colonoscopy. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Malik is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Malik takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.
Dr. Manish Gupta works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Garland, TX and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.
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Dr. Nandita Rao works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Rao's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. She attended Rangaraya Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Rao accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.
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Dr. David Smith's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Smith attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)
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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.