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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Klein is professionally 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Plano, TX and Temple, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Tsiakos graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 South First Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Bankim Bhatt's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhatt honors. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Bhatt trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. He is in-network 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 is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Timothy Miller sees patients in Temple, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Miller accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.
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