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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 practices adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Rendon's clinical interests: colon cancer, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rendon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). He 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 is a Plano, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Abraham focuses on pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. Patients rated Dr. Abraham highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

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

Dr. John Hyatt is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hyatt include indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Southlake, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Evans include heartburn and acid reflux (GERD). She honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Evans has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of McKinney, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include liver disease, colon problems, and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Dr. Anderson is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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

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

Dr. Rassa Shahidzadeh is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Shahidzadeh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Shahidzadeh's areas of expertise include the following: indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shahidzadeh accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Plano, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pancreatitis, colonoscopy, and pancreatic cancer. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Malik accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Oommen is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include 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. Oommen accepts. Dr. Oommen is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is conversant in 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. Thomas G Van Dinter Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Van Dinter's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Van Dinter studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Van Dinter include achalasia, colon cancer, and hepatitis C. 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 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). Dr. Gupta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include 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 is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burleson include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burleson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Burleson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Burleson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Burleson is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a general surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Papaila speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: groin hernia, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and gallbladder problems. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Papaila attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. Her clinical interests include leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Rao honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rangaraya Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. She 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. Muriel Keenze Boreham, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
4700 Dexter; Suite 400
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Muriel Boreham's specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Boreham studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boreham include vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boreham is conversant in 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)

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 studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Limsenben has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Limsenben takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Chinese. She is 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)

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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.