We found 61 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 103 - One $0 PCP Visit near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Hashem Beshir El-Serag MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 10.198
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hashem El-Serag practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of barrett's esophagus, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and viral hepatitis. The average patient rating for Dr. El-Serag is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. El-Serag is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his residency, Dr. El-Serag trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. El-Serag has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Viral Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

Waqar Qureshi MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 10c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Waqar Qureshi specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Qureshi attended the University College London (UCL) Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Highland Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center and Royal Free Hospital. His clinical interests include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), interventional endoscopy, and hemorrhoids. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Qureshi has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopy, ERCP, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Robert Shulman MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
average rating 3.75 stars (1 rating)
1100 Bates Street; Room 8072, Mc 5-1000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Shulman is a pediatric gastroenterologist, hepatologist, and nutrition specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Shulman obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Clinical interests for Dr. Shulman include inflammatory bowel disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shulman has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks German. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH).

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Rise J. Stribling MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Adult Hepatology
average rating 4.89 stars (3 ratings)
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rise Stribling is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system), nutrition, and adult hepatology. She is especially interested in abdominal paracentesis (abdominal tap), hepatitis C, and liver cancer. Dr. Stribling has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Stribling's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Baylor Clinic, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Paracentesis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Liver ... (Read more)

Carol Redel MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
average rating 1.93 stars (4 ratings)
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carol Redel's specialties are nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). She practices in Houston, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in malnutrition, inflammatory bowel disease, and autism. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Redel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Redel attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Malnutrition, Gastrointestinal Problems, Feeding Disorders, Autism, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Fredric L. Hochman M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.73 stars (237 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fredric Hochman is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hochman's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Hochman's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hochman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Lubin Fernando Arevalo Santana M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite A10.190 (ms: Bcm901)
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lubin Arevalo Santana works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Arevalo Santana is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arevalo Santana include barrett's esophagus, esophageal motility disorders, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). He is a graduate of New York Medical College and National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York's residency program. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), esophageal motility disorders

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Jim Schwartz MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jim Schwartz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Schwartz completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schwartz include ulcers, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Schwartz has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Gagan Kumar Sood MBBS
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1709 Dryden Road; Suite 1500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gagan Sood is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), ascites (abdominal edema), and liver cancer. Dr. Sood is affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sood graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Ascites, Hemochromatosis, Cirrhosis, Wilson's Disease, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Norman L. Sussman MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Norman Sussman practices gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology in Houston, TX. He is especially interested in hepatitis, liver cancer, and transplant procedures. Dr. Sussman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Baylor Clinic, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Sussman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

All Interests: Hepatitis, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Himes M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin Street; Ccc 1010.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Himes is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and liver tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Himes studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Himes's residency was performed at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Liver Transplant, Hepatoblastoma, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Suneal Kumar Agarwal MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 10c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suneal Agarwal's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Agarwal has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal cancer screening, colonoscopy, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Ken Hou M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jason Hou works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Hou is especially interested in celiac disease and colonoscopy. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 Crawford; Suite 1300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leroy Odom is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of expertise consist of endoscopic sclerotherapy, hepatobiliary disorders, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Odom accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Odom speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopy, Hemochromatosis, Liver ... (Read more)

Khozema B. Hussain M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
average rating 1.65 stars (3 ratings)
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Khozema Hussain is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Hussain studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Hussain include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver transplant. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hussain is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Liver Transplant, Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Mohamed O. Othman MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
average rating 4.25 stars (3 ratings)
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite A10.181
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohamed Othman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Othman attended medical school at Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Othman include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Othman honors. Dr. Othman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, Pancreatic Cyst, Advanced ... (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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