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We found 8 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare near Sherman, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
425 N Highland Avenue; Suite 130
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Martin Farrell's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Farrell attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Farrell is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5012 South Us Highway; 75 Suite 300
Denison, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Tran, who practices in Denison, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon polypectomy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Tran studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Proctosigmoidoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Polypectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
425 N Highland; #130
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. John Fletcher is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fletcher at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
425 N. Highland; Suite 130
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Glenn Young's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), sigmoidoscopy, and proctosigmoidoscopy. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Young studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Young accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Proctosigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy

Dr. Alex Ali Ehsan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2800 Hwy 75 N
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Alex Ehsan works as an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Sherman, TX and Denison, TX. These areas are among Dr. Ehsan's clinical interests: salivary gland cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehsan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, small intestine disorders

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Tongue ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Lee Sandmann, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
260 East Evergreen
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Sandmann is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, Dr. Sandmann attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Sandmann's clinical interests: vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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 Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Sandmann's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Cystocele, Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, Urogynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Prince Heffernan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5012 S. Highway 75; Suite 170
Denison, TX
 

Dr. Jill Heffernan sees patients in Sherman, TX, Denison, TX, and McKinney, TX. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Heffernan attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Heffernan include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, colorectal problems, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Other
300 E Taylor Street; Suite 308
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Charles Mooney is a general surgeon in Sherman, TX. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), sigmoidoscopy, and lung surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mooney graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at St. John's Hospital for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Lymph Node Biopsy, Liver Biopsy, Laparotomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Skin Biopsy, Mastectomy, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.