We found 26 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver EPO near Plano, TX.

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Dr. Kenneth Joseph Brown Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Brown works as a gastroenterologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Brown's practice, he is particularly interested in pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and colonoscopy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Brown is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Plano, Medical City Plano, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

Dr. Arshad Husain Malik, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Arshad Malik is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Malik's clinical interests: pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and colonoscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Malik studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

Dr. Sindhu Anna Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Abraham practices adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and colonoscopy. Dr. Abraham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Plano, Medical City Plano, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Abraham highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abraham takes.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

Dr. Paul Kenneth Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4708 Alliance Boulevard, Baylor Medical Pavillion I; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Paul Anderson is a Plano, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include liver disease, colon problems, and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Anderson is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Anderson has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Colon Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ERCP

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8080 Independence Parkway; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Tanya Evans works as an adult gastroenterologist in Southlake, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. In Dr. Evans's practice, she is particularly interested in heartburn and acid reflux (GERD). She is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Evans completed a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Evans include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City McKinney (MCM), and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Acid Reflux

Dr. Thomas G Van Dinter Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Van Dinter is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include achalasia, colon cancer, and hepatitis C. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Van Dinter attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, colon cancer, anal fissures, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, esophageal stricture (narrowing), malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rassa Shahidzadeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Rassa Shahidzadeh's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Shahidzadeh is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shahidzadeh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, colon cancer, anal fissures, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, esophageal stricture (narrowing), malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Shibu Oommen's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Oommen's clinical interests include indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Oommen speaks Malayalam. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, colon cancer, anal fissures, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, esophageal stricture (narrowing), malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Jay Magee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee is a medical specialist in general surgery, transplant surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Magee's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Texas Health Dallas, and Medical City Plano. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Magee attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Magee honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Tracheal Cancer, Heart Transplant, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3801 W 15th Street; Suite 150b
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Smith is a physician who specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and hepatobiliary disorders. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City Frisco. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency.

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

All Interests: Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Colleen Irene Harrigan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion 1, Suite 830
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and sleeve gastrectomy. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Rockwall. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kennedy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

Dr. Nandita Gopal Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; #150
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Nandita Rao is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lung cancer. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao is a graduate of Rangaraya Medical College. She completed her residency training at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Manish Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 150
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Manish Gupta's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Gupta is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), vulvar cancer, and intravesical chemotherapy. Dr. Gupta takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatoblastoma, rectal cancer, stomach problems, colon cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dale D Burleson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 280
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Dale Burleson is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Burleson has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colon surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Dallas, and Texas Health Plano. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burleson takes. Dr. Burleson is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for his residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Burleson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, colon polyps

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Colon Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Allen Odom, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1705 Ohio Drive; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Todd Odom is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Odom has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: fistula, colposcopy, and colon cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Odom studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Frisco, and Texas Health Plano. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, colitis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Salim Halim Jabbour, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1705 Ohio Drive; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Salim Jabbour is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include cancer, crohn's disease, and colon problems. Dr. Jabbour is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jabbour is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, Colon Problems, ... (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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