We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Temple, TX.

Dr. Gordon Leslie Klein, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 South 31st St Desk 4b
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Gordon Klein is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Klein completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Aris Tsiakos specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Plano, TX and Temple, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Tsiakos accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 South First Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Bankim Bhatt's specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bhatt has received the following distinction: Glaxo Fellow's Travel Award. Dr. Bhatt is affiliated with North Clinic.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 31st Street; Department of Pediatrics
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Robert Noel practices pediatric gastroenterology in Temple, TX and San Antonio, TX. He 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. Dr. Noel graduated from Emory University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Miller's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Miller is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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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.