We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Gold near Baytown, TX.

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Dr. Yassir A Ashraf, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2002 Garth Road; Suite 120
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Yassir Ashraf works as a gastroenterologist. He has a special interest in ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ashraf is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Ashraf attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. Patients gave Dr. Ashraf an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Ulcers, ERCP, ... (Read more)

Dr. Atul E Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2802 Garth Road; Suite 115
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Atul Shah's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of ulcers, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Shah attended medical school at Medical College Baroda.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Biliary Disorders

Dr. Samir Kumar Nath, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
4002 Garth Road; Suite 120
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Samir Nath is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Nath's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Clinical interests for Dr. Nath include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nath takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Seabrook, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Aquino's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aquino's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at St. John's Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, bowel obstruction, intestinal (bowel) problems, colorectal cancer, appendicitis, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Warts, Appendicitis, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deepa R Sashital, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4021 Garth; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Deepa Sashital's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sashital include anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Sashital completed her residency training at Raritan Bay Medical Center. She takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Edward Piña's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Piña is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Piña include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Piña's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela Louisa Medellin, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4021 Garth; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Pamela Medellin is a physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Medellin is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Medellin is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Sue Goswitz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4021 Garth Road; Suite #105
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mary Goswitz's specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Goswitz include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Goswitz is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. She takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goswitz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Brain Tumor, Bladder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed's areas of specialization are family medicine and emergency medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts 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. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Baytown, TX. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Her areas of expertise include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Hamid-Kundi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hamid-Kundi is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (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.

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