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 pediatric gastroenterologist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Chan is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She welcomes 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include heartburn, pancreas problems, and peptic ulcer. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Lake Pointe Medical Center, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Lee 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. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Canada and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Peptic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Annette Whitney's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Medical City Hospital (Dallas), and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Whitney attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Whitney a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Whitney 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Plano, TX. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Brown has indicated that his clinical interests include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and colonoscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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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 is a physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include heartburn, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. 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 welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Patel trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Arslanlar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Arslanlar attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Arslanlar has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Arslanlar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Turkish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Arslanlar welcomes 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 sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Medical City Hospital (Dallas), and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Before performing his residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dr. Brown attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Brown accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 a gastroenterologist in Dallas, TX and Rowlett, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Hakert is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hakert is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hakert has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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. Dr. Rahman (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Rahman attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Rahman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Miller specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Garland, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Miller graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Miller has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He is accepting new patients.

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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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Eidem is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Eidem trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 gastroenterology specialist in Plano, TX. Dr. Cooley's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of 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 practices adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Magee's clinical interests: colon polypectomy, hepatitis C, and colon biopsy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Magee attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Narasimharao Vemula specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Richardson, TX. After attending Guntur Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vemula is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. His practice 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 sees patients in Garland, TX and Rockwall, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. 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. Dr. Sarles graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sarles is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. He is accepting 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 works as a gastroenterologist. After completing medical school at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, indigestion, and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Fernandes is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fernandes's 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, Enteroscopy, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Nutrition ... (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.
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