We found 43 gastroenterologists who accept Aetna near Richardson, TX.

Dr. Lillienne Yoon Chandler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
7777 Forest Lane; Suite B304
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Lillienne Chan is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Chan performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. John Lee works as an adult gastroenterologist in Rowlett, TX and Dallas, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include heartburn, pancreas problems, and peptic ulcer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lee attended medical school at Canada and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in 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 welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Annette Whitney specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Whitney has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Whitney is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Medical City Hospital (Dallas), and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. She has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Brown is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. On average, patients gave Dr. Brown a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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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 sees patients in Dallas, TX and Rowlett, TX. His medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Patel studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include heartburn, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ERCP, Heartburn, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sami Arslanlar is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Rowlett, TX and Dallas, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Arslanlar's areas of expertise include heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colorectal cancer screening. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Arslanlar has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Arslanlar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Turkish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Arslanlar is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Children's Medical Center Dallas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Brown's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Medical City Hospital (Dallas), and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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

Dr. James Hakert works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Hakert graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Hakert is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Pervaiz Rahman specializes in adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rahman (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Mark Raymond Miller, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
777 Walter Reed
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Mark Miller's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Eidem attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Eidem highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Eidem include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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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 gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Cooley's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cooley is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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Dr. David Jude Magee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12222 North Central Expressway; Suite 130
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Magee is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Dallas, TX and Sunnyvale, TX. His areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, hepatitis C, and colon biopsy. The average patient rating for Dr. Magee is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Magee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Magee attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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

Dr. Narasimharao Vemula is a gastroenterologist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. After attending Guntur Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Vemula is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to 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. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Sarles an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Sarles is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Neville Fernandes is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Fernandes's education and training includes medical school at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, indigestion, and barrett's esophagus. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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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.