We found 27 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brown include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and colonoscopy. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors. 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. Dr. Brown speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Abraham has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has a special interest in pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and colonoscopy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis, Colonoscopy, ERCP

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

Dr. Tanya Evans practices adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Evans's practice, she is particularly interested in heartburn and acid reflux (GERD). Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of McKinney, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Evans has received distinctions including 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson's clinical interests include liver disease, colon problems, and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

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

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

Dr. Arshad Malik works as a gastroenterologist in Plano, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and colonoscopy. Dr. Malik accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. 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.

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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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oommen include indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. Dr. Oommen has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Oommen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Rassa Shahidzadeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Rassa Shahidzadeh works as a gastroenterologist in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. His areas of expertise include indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Shahidzadeh honors 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)

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

Dr. Thomas Van Dinter is an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Van Dinter include achalasia, colon cancer, and hepatitis C. He is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Van Dinter takes. Dr. Van Dinter studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Mitchell Magee's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. These areas are among Dr. Magee's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete 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 has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He welcomes 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. Manish Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 150
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Manish Gupta is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), vulvar cancer, and intravesical chemotherapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in 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), 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 Dudley Burleson Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 280
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Dale Burleson is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Burleson average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burleson's clinical interests include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Burleson has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Burleson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Burleson's office for an appointment.

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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, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Colon Polyps, Diverticular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nandita Rao works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lung cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Rangaraya Medical College, Dr. Rao performed her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with 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. Elizabeth Marie Papaila Hawes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Papaila's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Papaila's clinical interests include groin hernia, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and gallbladder problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Papaila 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. Johanna Sison Sison Limsenben, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
511 West Fm 544; Suite 201
Murphy, TX
 

Dr. Johanna Limsenben practices general pediatrics in Garland, TX and Murphy, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Limsenben include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Limsenben is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Limsenben accepts. 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 practices urogynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Boreham is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boreham studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Da Vinci ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Smith graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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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)

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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.