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We found 25 gastroenterologists who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 with IVF near Shenandoah, TX.

Dr. Atif Shahzad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26103 Ih 45 N; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Atif Shahzad practices adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Shahzad average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include ulcers, gallbladder problems, and hepatitis C. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shahzad include: Resident of The Year and Top Doctor. Dr. Shahzad (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi-Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Northwest Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gastric Electrical Stimulation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gallbladder Problems, Ulcers, Hepatitis ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn R Copeland, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Lynn Copeland's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Copeland takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Copeland trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Ali Tarkan Dural, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Ali Dural sees patients in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dural has indicated that his clinical interests include ulcers and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Ege University and performed his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago, Westlake Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Dural (or staff) speaks Spanish and Turkish. Dr. Dural is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound, Ulcers

Dr. Shailaja Savitri Behara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 48
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shailaja Behara is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and Humble, TX. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Behara is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Behara studied medicine at Andhra Medical College. She trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. Dr. Behara (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

Dr. Sheela Chandra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
106 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Sheela Chandra sees patients in Houston, TX and Shenandoah, TX. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chandra honors. Dr. Chandra's education and training includes medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and residency at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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Clinical interests: Pancreas Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biliary Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9201 Pinecroft Drive
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Tawfiq Alam's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alam accepts. Dr. Alam is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Abraham Winkelstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Abraham Winkelstein's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Winkelstein focuses on ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Winkelstein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Venodhar Rao Julapalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 495
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Venodhar Julapalli practices adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Telugu. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Julapalli include esophageal dilation, pancreatitis, and colon problems. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Julapalli at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi Kumar Moparty, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26103 Interstate 45
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Moparty's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass ulcers. Dr. Moparty is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He trained at Edgewater Hospital for residency. Dr. Moparty (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26103 Ih 45 N; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ilyas Memon practices adult gastroenterology in The Woodlands, TX. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Memon's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. 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 is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Bryan Steven Vartabedian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
17198 Saint Luke's Way; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Vartabedian is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Vartabedian completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Serge-Alain Babila Awasum, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 255
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Serge-Alain Awasum is a gastroenterologist in The Woodlands, TX, Conroe, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Awasum takes. He graduated from East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine.

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Dr. Udayini Kodali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 290
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Udayini Kodali specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Kodali attended Andhra Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thang Le is an adult gastroenterologist. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Le 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 studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Le's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Dr. Ralph Purcell Pearce, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 107
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ralph Pearce's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pearce is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Anna Magda Gonzales, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Anna Gonzales' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Gonzales is especially interested in colorectal cancer screening. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Cancer Screening

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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.