We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare EPO 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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. His clinical interests 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 obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency 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.. Dr. Baker is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vomiting

All Interests: Vomiting

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
505 S Nolen Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Tanya Evans is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Southlake, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. Before completing her residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Evans attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Evans include heartburn and acid reflux (GERD). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Evans is professionally affiliated with 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 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Aurora specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Aurora's clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He accepts 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 Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aurora's office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lugger include eyelid surgery, adjacent tissue transfer, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). Dr. Lugger studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lugger takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes 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. Clifford L Simmang, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Simmang specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Dallas, TX and Grapevine, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in rectal cancer, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colon surgery. He is affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Simmang is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Simmang trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Jennifer K Lowney, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Lowney practices colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Lowney speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lowney takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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. Yvonne Marie Diener, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1643 Lancaster Drive; Suite 202
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Yvonne Coyle's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coyle 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Tumor, Solid Tumor

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

Dr. Robert Elliott is a general surgery specialist in Grapevine, TX. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, breast surgery, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elliott honors. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Elliott attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Michael Bryan's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, laparoscopic colon surgery, and colorectal cancer screening. 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. Bryan is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. Bryan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. 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 is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mackey include bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Mackey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is an in-network provider for 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. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Mackey completed his residency training at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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, who practices in Bedford, TX and Trophy Club, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Before performing his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Grays attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Grays's areas of clinical interest consist of colon surgery, inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Grays is professionally 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Grapevine, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lasater include warts, prostate problems, and menopause. Dr. Lasater is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Phoenix Baptist Hospital for his residency.

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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 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. His areas of expertise include the following: venous disease, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Brancel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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 he performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Brancel is professionally affiliated with 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

Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
2850 E State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Robert Snow's area of specialization is bariatric surgery. He is especially interested in laparoscopic gastric banding. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snow takes. Dr. Snow graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic 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

Dr. Bridget K Holden, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
2850 E State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Bridget Holden works as a bariatric surgeon in Trophy Club, TX and Colleyville, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Holden include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Holden is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Holden completed a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Holden is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Stomach Problems, Duodenal Switch, ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Marsden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2850 E State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. John Marsden is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. His clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Marsden is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Marsden at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

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

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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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