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We found 23 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in The Woodlands, TX. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahzad include ulcers, gallbladder problems, and hepatitis C. The average patient rating for Dr. Shahzad is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Resident of The Year and Top Doctor. Dr. Shahzad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi-Urdu. Dr. Shahzad's professional affiliations include Houston Northwest Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gallbladder Problems, Ulcers, Hepatitis C, Heartburn, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ali Dural's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dural (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Turkish. Dr. Dural is especially interested in ulcers and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Dural's education and training includes medical school at Ege University and residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago, Westlake Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Dural average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Behara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Before completing her residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, Dr. Behara attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Behara average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Behara accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Lynn Copeland's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Copeland graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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. His areas of clinical interest consist of ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Copeland is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening

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

Dr. Abraham Winkelstein is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Winkelstein's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Winkelstein takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers, Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9201 Pinecroft Drive
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Tawfiq Alam's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Alam takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

Dr. Sheela Chandra's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Chandra's residency was performed at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands.

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

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

Dr. Venodhar Julapalli is an adult gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Julapalli average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Julapalli's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal dilation, pancreatitis, and colon problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Julapalli's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Julapalli is conversant in Telugu.

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

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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Awasum is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

Dr. Ravi Moparty, who practices in The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Moparty trained at Edgewater Hospital for his residency. He is especially interested in ulcers. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Moparty (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ulcers

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

Dr. Udayini Kodali is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Kodali is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. After attending Andhra Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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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's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He practices in The Woodlands, TX. 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 graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Vartabedian trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 is a The Woodlands, TX physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Pearce attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pearce takes. 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 is a Shenandoah, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzales include colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Gonzales is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Edward Stephen Xavier, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Edward Xavier's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Xavier is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Vision Park Boulevard; #150
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Hussain's specialty is adult gastroenterology. 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. Hussain studied medicine at Dow Medical College.

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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.