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We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Trophy Club, TX.

Dr. John Henry Baker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
2011 W Northwest Highway
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. John Baker's specialties are adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. He practices in Plano, TX and Grapevine, TX. His areas of expertise include vomiting. Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Medical Center of McKinney, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vomiting

All Interests: Vomiting

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2800 East Hwy 114; Suite 130
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Asim is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pancreas problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Asim attended Dow Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Asim (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhea, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Vikas Aurora, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Aurora is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. Dr. Aurora is affiliated with North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Aurora obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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

All Interests: Abdominal Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Yvonne Marie Diener, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1643 Lancaster Drive; Suite 202
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Yvonne Coyle specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Grapevine, TX and Dallas, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in solid tumor and gastrointestinal tumor. Dr. Coyle is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Solid Tumor, Gastrointestinal Tumor

Dr. Jerry Lee Lugger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3061 W Southlake Boulevard; #130
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Lugger specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Lugger a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thigh lift. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Lugger is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Lugger attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael William Bryan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 West College Street; Suite 690
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bryan is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Bryan studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diverticular disease, colorectal cancer screening, and hemorrhoids. He is in-network for 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 Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bryan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. James David Mackey, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
431 East State Highway 114; Suite 470
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. James Mackey's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Southlake, TX, Bedford, TX, and Irving, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Mackey average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Mackey takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Edward Grays, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2850 East Hwy 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Peter Grays' area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Grays's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago. He has a special interest in colon surgery, inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Grays is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , appendicitis

All Interests: Appendicitis, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Dale Howard Brancel, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2850 East Hwy 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Dale Brancel is a general surgeon. His areas of expertise include venous disease, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brancel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Brancel studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brancel completed a residency program at Grandview Medical Center. His professional affiliations include North Hills Hospital and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Acid Reflux, Venous Disease

Xizi Wang Dipl.Om M.D. (China)
Specializes in Acupuncture
413 Keller Parkway
Keller, TX
 

Ms. Xizi Wang practices acupuncture. Ms. Wang's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Ms. Wang (or staff) speaks Lao and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Tinnitus, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, ... (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.