We found 9 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Humana Platinum near Round Rock, TX.

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Dr. Ashis Vanmali Barad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Ashis Barad's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Barad completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barad honors. He has received the following distinctions: Vice Chair, Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section; Most Outstanding First-Year Resident; and President, Residency Association. Dr. Barad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scott & White Healthcare and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Allergies, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Anees Ahmed Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Anees Siddiqui's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Siddiqui include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqui accepts. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Children's Medical Center Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Siddiqui is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

Dr. Sujal Chetan Rangwalla, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Sujal Rangwalla's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rangwalla accepts. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Bharani Pandrangi Pandrangi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Bharani Challa's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Challa accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Robert Jeffrey Zwiener, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Robert Zwiener's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Zwiener trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. Dr. Zwiener is in-network 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.

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Dr. Dennis Dyer Heintz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. D. Heintz is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Heintz include pancreas problems, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Heintz is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Children's Medical Center Dallas' residency program.

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Clinical interests: Research, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. David James Easley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. David Easley is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Easley obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Marisa R Izaguirre, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Marisa Izaguirre is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Izaguirre focuses on esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Izaguirre accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Upper Endoscopy, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Ramprasad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Ramprasad specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Temple, TX, College Station, TX, and Round Rock, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Ramprasad has received professional recognition including the following: NASPGHAN Neurogastroenterology and Motility Award. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.
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