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 Pediatric Gastroenterology
2011 W Northwest Highway
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. John Baker is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Plano, TX and Grapevine, TX. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Baker attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has a special interest in vomiting. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Medical City McKinney (MCM), and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Vomiting

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

Dr. Muhammad Asim's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). In addition to English, Dr. Asim (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Asim's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pancreas problems. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Asim attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Aurora is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Aurora is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His professional affiliations include Medical City North Hills, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). 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. Jerry Lee Lugger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3061 W Southlake Boulevard; #130
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Lugger is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, adjacent tissue transfer, and dermabrasion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). Dr. Lugger attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lugger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 West College Street; Suite 690
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bryan is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Bryan studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bryan completed a residency program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, laparoscopic colon surgery, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Bryan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in solid tumor and gastrointestinal tumor. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. Dr. Coyle is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Coyle's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Tumor, Solid Tumor

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. Dr. Mackey graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mackey include bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Mackey is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He 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' area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Grays attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Columbus Hospital, Chicago. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon surgery, inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Grays is professionally affiliated with Medical City 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 E State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Dale Brancel's medical specialty is general surgery. His education and training includes medical school 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 and residency at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Brancel's areas of expertise consist of venous disease, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Brancel average 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City North Hills 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 is an acupuncturist in Keller, TX and Flower Mound, TX. Ms. Wang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lao and Chinese. Her clinical interests 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 is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.

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