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 areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology; he sees patients in Plano, TX and Grapevine, TX. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. Dr. Baker has a special interest in vomiting. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Medical Center of McKinney, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Baker welcomes 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 practices adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Evans's practice, she is particularly interested in heartburn and acid reflux (GERD). Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of McKinney, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Evans has received distinctions including 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 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Aurora's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Grapevine, TX and Bedford, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aurora is affiliated with 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. 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. She works in Grapevine, TX and Dallas, TX. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Coyle attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Coyle include solid tumor and gastrointestinal tumor. She takes 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 professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Tumor, Solid Tumor

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. He works in Euless, TX and Southlake, TX. Dr. Lugger's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests 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. Dr. Lugger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Lugger's residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He 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. Clifford Liles Simmang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Simmang's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Dallas, TX and Grapevine, TX. His areas of expertise consist of rectal cancer, colon cancer, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Simmang honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Simmang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Michael Green works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fort Worth, TX, Irving, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Green's clinical interests include gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green takes. Before completing his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Dr. Green attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Green has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Lowney is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lowney include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Lowney attended Boston University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Michael Bryan is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Bryan attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests 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. 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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Southlake, TX, Irving, TX, and Grapevine, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mackey include bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Mackey is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Mackey 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 accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is conversant in 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 is a specialist in general surgery. He is especially interested in colon surgery, inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Grays obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed 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. Robert Larry Elliott, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1600 W. College; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Robert Elliott works as a general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elliott include thyroid problems, breast surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Elliott accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake.

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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. Dale Howard Brancel, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2850 E State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Dale Brancel's area of specialization is general surgery. 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. Dr. Brancel's medical residency was performed at Grandview Medical Center. His clinical interests include venous disease, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. 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

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 in Grapevine, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Decatur, TX. Before completing his residency at Phoenix Baptist Hospital, Dr. Lasater attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lasater include warts, prostate problems, and menopause. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lasater takes. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

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

Dr. John Marsden specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Argyle, TX and Trophy Club, TX. His clinical interests encompass sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Marsden's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Marsden studied medicine at 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 E State Highway 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Bridget Holden works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Trophy Club, TX, Colleyville, TX, and Dallas, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Holden is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Holden takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Stomach Problems, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ... (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.