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

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

Dr. John Baker is an adult gastroenterologist and pediatric gastroenterologist in Plano, TX and Grapevine, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include vomiting. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Baker attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Baker is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Medical Center of McKinney, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Vomiting

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

Dr. Muhammad Asim is a gastroenterologist in Decatur, TX and Trophy Club, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pancreas problems. 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. Asim is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. 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. Jerry Lee Lugger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3061 W Southlake Boulevard; #130
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Lugger works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Euless, TX and Southlake, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lugger's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, adjacent tissue transfer, and dermabrasion. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lugger is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Nipple ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vikas Aurora's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Aurora's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Aurora is accepting new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Grapevine, TX and Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Coyle include solid tumor and gastrointestinal tumor. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. She studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for her residency. She is in-network for 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: , gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Tumor, Solid Tumor

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

Dr. Michael Bryan specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. His areas of expertise consist of diverticular disease, colorectal cancer screening, and hemorrhoids. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Bryan attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bryan trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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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 E. State Hwy 114; Suite 470
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. James Mackey's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Southlake, TX, Irving, TX, and Grapevine, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mackey include bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Mackey is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mackey is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Mackey obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, anal 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 E State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Peter Grays is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Grays's areas of clinical interest consist of colon surgery, inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Grays attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Grays speaks Spanish.

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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 E State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Dale Brancel's specialty is general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brancel include venous disease, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include North Hills Hospital and Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brancel attended 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 and then went on to complete his residency at Grandview Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Ms. Wang include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, Ms. Wang (or staff) speaks Lao and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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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.

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