We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Open Access near Newnan, GA.

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Dr. Mubashar Munir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2401 Newnan Crossing Boulevard; Suite 110
Newnan, GA
 

Dr. Mubashar Munir is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Griffin, GA and Newnan, GA. His education and training includes medical school at King Edward Medical University and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Dr. Munir's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Munir honors. In addition to English, Dr. Munir (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital.

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Dr. John Anthony Arledge, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 Highway 34 East; Suite 3400
Newnan, GA
 

Dr. John Arledge sees patients in Carrollton, GA and Newnan, GA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Arledge attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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Dr. William E Norris, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2401 Newnan Crossing Boulevard; Suite 110
Newnan, GA
 

Dr. William Norris is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Newnan, GA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Thelma Elaine Wiley-Lucas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 Highway 34 East; Suite 3400
Newnan, GA
 

Dr. Thelma Wiley-Lucas is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Carrollton, GA and Newnan, GA. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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Dr. David Samuel Rudolph, DO
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
354 Newnan Crossing Bypass; Suite 205
Newnan, GA
 

Dr. David Rudolph is a gastroenterologist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Rudolph is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Howard Seeman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 Highway 34 East; Suite 3400
Newnan, GA
 

Dr. Howard Seeman practices adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Seeman at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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