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

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Dr Yassir Ashraf MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.69 stars out of 5 (71 ratings)
4002 Garth Road; Suite 120
Baytown, TX

Dr. Yassir Ashraf's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ashraf's areas of expertise include ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University and a graduate of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ashraf at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr Atul T Shah MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (151 ratings)
4002 Garth Road; Suite 120
Baytown, TX

Dr. Atul Shah is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in Baytown, TX. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include ulcers, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers

Dr Samir Kumar Nath MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
Average rating 4.71 stars out of 5 (65 ratings)
4002 Garth Road; Suite 120
Baytown, TX

Dr. Samir Nath is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nath takes. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Nath is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

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

Dr Deepa Sashital MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4021 Garth; Suite 101
Baytown, TX

Dr. Deepa Sashital sees patients in Baytown, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Dr. Sashital honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Sashital has an open panel. She attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Raritan Bay Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

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

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

Dr. Pamela Medellin is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medellin include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Medellin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Medellin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

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

Dr Marcus Michael Aquino MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (26 ratings)
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX

Dr. Marcus Aquino is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Seabrook, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. These areas are among Dr. Aquino's clinical interests: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. Dr. Aquino is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diarrhea, Diverticular Disease, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Bowel Obstruction, Intestinal Problems, Colorectal Cancer, Appendicitis

All Interests: Warts, Appendicitis, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, I ... (Read more)

Edward Manuel Piña MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.94 stars out of 5 (35 ratings)
4201 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX

Dr. Edward Pina, who practices in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pina include cancer surgery, eyelid surgery, and thyroid problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pina takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pina is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer

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

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

Dr. Mary Goswitz is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Baytown, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Goswitz takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at National Cancer Institute. Dr. Goswitz is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

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

Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed's specialties are family medicine and emergency medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Probl ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi is a Baytown, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among Dr. Hamid-Kundi's clinical interests: colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamid-Kundi takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids

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