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We found 18 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare EPO 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 medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include vomiting. Dr. Baker honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Baker's medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His professional affiliations include 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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Relevant Interests: , vomiting

All Interests: Vomiting

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
505 S Nolen Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Tanya Evans is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass heartburn and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of McKinney, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Evans attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Evans is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. After attending 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. Dr. Aurora's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Aurora has an open panel.

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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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Dallas, TX and Grapevine, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simmang include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and hemorrhoids. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Simmang takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Simmang has received professional recognition including the following: 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 sees patients in Grapevine, TX and Dallas, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coyle include solid tumor and gastrointestinal tumor. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Coyle attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency 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. Jennifer Killeen Lowney, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Lowney is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Grapevine, TX and Plano, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lowney takes. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Lowney is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Lowney's practice is open to new patients.

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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 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Lugger is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thigh lift. Dr. Lugger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lugger's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. 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 Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Irving, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Dallas, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Green at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He is open to new patients. Dr. Green is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria's residency program. Dr. Green is conversant in Spanish.

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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 surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. Dr. Bryan's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, colorectal cancer screening, and hemorrhoids. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Bryan attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Bryan 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 is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Southlake, TX, Bedford, TX, and Irving, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Mackey's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mackey is professionally affiliated with 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' specialty is general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Grays speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in colon surgery, inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Columbus Hospital, Chicago's residency program. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lasater include warts, prostate problems, and menopause. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Phoenix Baptist Hospital.

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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 surgery specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include venous disease, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Brancel has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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. Dr. Brancel's 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

Dr. Robert Larry Elliott, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1600 W. College; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Robert Elliott specializes in general surgery and practices in Grapevine, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, breast surgery, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Elliott takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Elliott obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Soft ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Marsden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2850 East Hwy 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. John Marsden's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Argyle, TX and Trophy Club, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Marsden include sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric banding. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marsden takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Stomach Problems, Sleeve Gastrectomy

Dr. Bridget Katherine Holden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2850 East Hwy 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Bridget Holden is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and upper endoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Holden attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Holden has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Upper Endoscopy, Stomach Problems, Gastric Bypass ... (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.