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We found 20 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Choice near Spring, TX.

Dr. Atif Shahzad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26103 I-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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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Harry Silvio Ojeas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
444 Fm; 1959 Road
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harry Ojeas works as an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ojeas include anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ojeas accepts. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Liver Biopsy, Anemia

Dr. Sardar A Daud Daud Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
714 Fm 1960 Road W
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sardar Khan is a gastroenterologist. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine and King Edward Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Khan trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include ulcers, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Khan has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Venodhar Rao Julapalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Fm 2920; Suite 180
Spring, 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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hari Prasada Rao Pokala, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17202 Red Oak Drive; Suite 305
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hari Pokala's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Pokala's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, colon cancer, and hepatobiliary disorders. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras. Dr. Pokala (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Pokala is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Scleroderma, Sclerotherapy, Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wallace Anselm Gleason Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
17030 Nanes Drive; Suite 208
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wallace Gleason is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and nutrition issues. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Gleason is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease

Dr. Franz Emil Schneider, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
444 F.m.; 1959 Road
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Franz Schneider is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schneider's clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneider takes. Dr. Schneider graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, colon problems, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Rectal Bleeding, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1125 Cypress Station Drive; Ste G3-4
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Azimuddin's clinical interests include cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His medical residency was performed at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon problems, hemorrhoids, bowel obstruction

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Peakwood, 2c; Peakwood Professional Building
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Pidala's areas of expertise include the following: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Pidala obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashiqueali I Poonawala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Poonawala's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College and performed his residency at St. John's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Poonawala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles L Yen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
17323 Red Oak
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Yen's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yen include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and minor surgery. Dr. Yen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Yen attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Yen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Yen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colon problems

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sarcoidosis, Brain Cancer, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Richard Newton Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 2c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Newton is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Spring, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Newton average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). Dr. Newton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newton studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Newton speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, colon polyps, colitis

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Bleeding, Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dexter Godfrey Turnquest, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17070 Red Oak; Suite 507
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dexter Turnquest is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, thyroid surgery, and pancreatitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turnquest takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Turnquest attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Turnquest is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pancreatitis, Ulcers, Endoscopy, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Diverticular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bharat B Latthe, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1125 Cypress Station Drive; Suite B 4
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bharat Latthe's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Latthe include throat problems, hospice (end-of-life care), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Latthe honors. He attended medical school at Grant Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Latthe completed residency programs at Interfaith Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Latthe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Khmer, and Hindi. Dr. Latthe's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Ear Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Nose Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Murtaza Najmuddin Bhuriwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5-d
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bhuriwala include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Bhuriwala attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Bhuriwala accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Lisa Chen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 2c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Chen is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Chen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chen speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , anal fissures, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation

All Interests: Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abscess, Anal Fissures, Hemorrhoids, Colorectal Cancer, ... (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.