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We found 28 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver EPO near Plano, TX.

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

Dr. Kenneth Brown's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Brown attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Gabriel Rendon practices adult gastroenterology in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rendon's areas of expertise include colon cancer, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rendon accepts. Dr. Rendon has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, short bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Problems, Gallstones, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sindhu Abraham specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Plano, TX. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Abraham's clinical interests encompass pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abraham attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis, Colonoscopy, ERCP

Dr. John Robert Hyatt Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. John Hyatt specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Hyatt's areas of expertise include the following: indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Tanya Evans is an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Evans's clinical interests: heartburn and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of McKinney, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Evans accepts. Dr. Evans obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Paul Anderson specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include liver disease, colon problems, and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. 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

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

Dr. Rassa Shahidzadeh is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Shahidzadeh's clinical interests: indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shahidzadeh honors. Dr. Shahidzadeh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. 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, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, esophageal stricture (narrowing), malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Arshad Malik is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malik takes. Dr. Malik studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

Dr. Shibu Geevarghese Oommen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Shibu Oommen's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. Dr. Oommen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. 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 attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In addition to English, he speaks Malayalam.

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

Dr. Thomas Van Dinter practices adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, colon cancer, and hepatitis C. Dr. Van Dinter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Van Dinter is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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

Dr. Manish Gupta is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Garland, TX and Plano, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Gupta attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, stomach problems, colon 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 Dudley Burleson Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 280
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Dale Burleson practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Burleson's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Burleson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for 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, Hemorrhoids, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Marie Papaila Hawes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Papaila is a Plano, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Papaila include groin hernia, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Papaila is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Rao's clinical interests include leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lung cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao graduated from Rangaraya Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

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

Dr. Johanna Sison Sison Limsenben, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
511 West Fm 544; Suite 201
Murphy, TX
 

Dr. Johanna Limsenben works as a pediatrician in Garland, TX and Murphy, TX. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Limsenben include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Chinese. Dr. Limsenben is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, constipation

All Interests: Sports Health, Developmental Disorders, Immunization, Unexplained Fever, Allergies, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muriel Keenze Boreham, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
4700 Dexter; Suite 400
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Muriel Boreham is a medical specialist in urogynecology. Her clinical interests include vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Boreham is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Boreham speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Da Vinci ... (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.