We found 10 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Juliana Frem Vaughan M.D
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Juliana Vaughan is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Her areas of expertise consist of celiac disease and abdominal pain. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vaughan graduated from Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Vaughan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Vaughan's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and 'Specially for Children. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Abdominal Pain

Dr. Anees Ahmed Siddiqui M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 3.25 stars (1 rating)
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Anees Siddiqui is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. In Dr. Siddiqui's practice, he is particularly interested in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and 'Specially for Children. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Siddiqui welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Children's Medical Center Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

Dr. Dennis Dyer Heintz M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Heintz practices pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass pancreas problems, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Heintz is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and 'Specially for Children. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Heintz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Sujal Rangwalla D.O.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sujal Rangwalla practices pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rangwalla include inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Rangwalla 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. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Rangwalla has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Williamson. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Marisa R. Izaguirre MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Marisa Izaguirre's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Izaguirre attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Izaguirre's clinical interests include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Izaguirre accepts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and 'Specially for Children. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Izaguirre's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Capsule Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Rahel Berhane MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
7020 Easy Wind Drive, Suite 130; Suite #400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Rahel Berhane practices pediatric gastroenterology. Her professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Berhane is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Robert J. Zwiener MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Robert Zwiener's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zwiener accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System and Children's Medical Center Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and 'Specially for Children.

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Dr. Bharani Challa M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 1 stars (2 ratings)
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Bharani Challa practices pediatric gastroenterology in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Challa honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. She is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and 'Specially for Children.

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Dr. David J. Easley M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Easley is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Easley attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Easley is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Sanders is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Sanders graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.
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