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We found 44 gastroenterologists who accept Aetna near Richardson, TX.

Dr. John Chung-Lam Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8220 Walnut Hill Lane; Suite 214 Lb101
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John Lee specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Rowlett, TX and Dallas, TX. He attended Canada and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include pancreas problems, peptic ulcer, and colorectal cancer screening. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Lake Pointe Medical Center, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Lee's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pancreas Problems, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Peptic Ulcer

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
7777 Forest Lane; Suite B304
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Lillienne Chan is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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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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Clinical interests: Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

Dr. Viralkumar Vinaychandra Patel, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
8220 Walnut Hill Lane; Suite 214 Lb101
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Viralkumar Patel, who practices in Dallas, TX and Rowlett, TX, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, ERCP, Biliary Disorders, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Annette Elizabeth Whitney, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
7777 Forest Lane; Suite B304
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Annette Whitney is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Medical City Hospital (Dallas), and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Whitney honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Whitney is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Whitney attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Dr. Sami Naci Arslanlar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8220 Walnut Hill Lane; Suite 214 Lb 101
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sami Arslanlar's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Arslanlar completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include the following: peptic ulcer, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arslanlar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Arslanlar is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Peptic Ulcer

Dr. James Damian Hakert, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8220 Walnut Hill Lane; Suite 214 Lb101
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Hakert specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Dallas, TX and Rowlett, TX. Dr. Hakert's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Pervaiz Rahman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12800 Hillcrest Road; Suite A123
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Pervaiz Rahman works as an adult gastroenterologist in Mesquite, TX and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Rahman (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Rahman studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Rahman trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for his residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Kendall Ole Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
7777 Forest Lane; Suite B304
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Brown is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Children's Medical Center Dallas. He takes 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 Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Medical City Hospital (Dallas), and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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Dr. Matthew Wade Eidem, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Eidem is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Plano, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Eidem average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eidem studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Dr. Eidem's distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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Dr. Brian Kenneth Cooley, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 401
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Brian Cooley is an adult gastroenterologist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Cooley graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
399 W. Campbell Road; Medical Plaza Building Suite 304
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Narasimharao Vemula is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Richardson, TX. Dr. Vemula graduated from Guntur Medical College. His residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Harry Eugene Sarles Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
777 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 301
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Harry Sarles, who practices in Garland, TX and Rockwall, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sarles is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sarles is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Neville Francis Fernandes, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7777 Forest Lane; Suite C828
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Neville Fernandes' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include diarrhea, indigestion, and barrett's esophagus. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandes honors. Dr. Fernandes attended medical school at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sripathi Reddy Kethu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
399 W. Campbell Road; Suite 304
Ricahrdson, TX
 

Dr. Sripathi Kethu works as a gastroenterologist in Richardson, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). After attending Kurnool Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kethu completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kethu's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7777 Forest Lane; C-828
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Juan Martinez's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martinez graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Clinical interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.