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We found 21 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare EPO near Trophy Club, TX.

Dr. Mhammad Gaith Said Semrin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
470 E. State Hwy 114
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. M. Semrin practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Semrin's areas of expertise include female incontinence, crohn's disease, and acute pancreatitis. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Semrin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Mom-Approved Doctor DFW Child Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, short bowel syndrome, malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Transplant, Rectal Bleeding, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rinarani Monish Sanghavi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
470 E. State Hwy 114
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Rinarani Sanghavi practices pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanghavi include acute pancreatitis, short bowel syndrome, and failure to thrive. Dr. Sanghavi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Sanghavi's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: Mom Approved Doctor DFW/North Texas Child Magazine; Takeda travel Grant; and Award to further knowledge in motility. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome, malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Viral Hepatitis, Malabsorption, Feeding Disorders, Liver Transplant, Acute Pancreatitis, Short ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Baker attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Baker completed a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is especially interested in vomiting. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Medical Center of McKinney, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vomiting

All Interests: Vomiting

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
505 S Nolen Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Tanya Evans works as an adult gastroenterologist in Southlake, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Evans completed a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. Areas of expertise for Dr. Evans include heartburn and acid reflux (GERD). She honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Evans has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of McKinney, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Vikas Aurora is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Aurora attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. 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. Dr. Aurora's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. His practice is open to 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. Clifford Liles Simmang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Simmang is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Dallas, TX and Grapevine, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Simmang include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Simmang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Simmang has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids

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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Coyle trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She has indicated that her clinical interests include solid tumor and gastrointestinal tumor. She 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. Coyle is 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 practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lugger 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. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Lugger's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Lugger has received the following distinction: 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. Jennifer Killeen Lowney, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Lowney's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Her clinical interests include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Lowney completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lowney's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, constipation

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Allen Powell Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
470 E. State Hwy 114
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Powell specializes in pediatric radiology and diagnostic radiology and practices in Dallas, TX, Addison, TX, and Plano, TX. In his practice, Dr. Powell focuses on nuclear scan, inflammatory bowel disease, and musculoskeletal imaging. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Nuclear Scan, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. In addition to English, Dr. Green speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Green is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, gastric (stomach) ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Morbid Obesity, Surgical ... (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 surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, colorectal cancer screening, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Bryan is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bryan honors. His practice is open to 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 East State Highway 114; Suite 470
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. James Mackey's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mackey 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound.

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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 works as a general surgeon. His clinical interests include colon surgery, inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Grays is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Loren S Lasater, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1600 W. College Street; Suite Ll10
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Loren Lasater's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, prostate problems, and menopause. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Phoenix Baptist Hospital, Dr. Lasater attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, vomiting, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Bronchitis, ... (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 in Hurst, TX and Trophy Club, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brancel include venous disease, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. His hospital/clinic 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 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. His residency was performed 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

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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.