We found 170 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Ann OShea Scheimann, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6621 Fannin; Mc Cc 1010.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ann Scheimann is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Her clinical interests encompass nutrition issues. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scheimann attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Scheimann has received professional recognition including the following: Whisman Academic Scholarship to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Service Award, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Alumni Association; and National Scientific Advisory Board for the Prader-willi Syndrome Association. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, MedStar Health, and Transplant Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Gottumukkala Subba Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1466
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gottumukkala Raju's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and colon cancer. Dr. Raju is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He obtained his medical school training at Andhra Medical College and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: John Stroehlein Distinguished Professorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; President's Recognition for Faculty Excellence, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and Chair.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Education, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy

Dr. Hashem Beshir El Serag, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 10.198
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hashem El-Serag specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Houston, TX. In Dr. El-Serag's practice, he is particularly interested in barrett's esophagus, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and viral hepatitis. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. El-Serag completed residency programs at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. El-Serag accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gastrointestinal Problems, Epidemiology, Viral Hepatitis, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Waqar Ahmad Qureshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 10c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Waqar Qureshi's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). After attending the University College London (UCL) Medical School, he completed his residency training at Highland Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center and Royal Free Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Qureshi include hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Dr. Qureshi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Qureshi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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

All Interests: Manometry, Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopy, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rise J Stribling, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Adult Hepatology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rise Stribling is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system), nutrition, and adult hepatology. Dr. Stribling's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stribling include abdominal paracentesis (abdominal tap), hepatitis C, and liver cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stribling accepts. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Stribling's residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, 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)

Dr. Robert J Jay Shulman, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1100 Bates Street; Room 8072, Mc 5-1000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Shulman is a physician who specializes in nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shulman include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Shulman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Shulman attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks German. Dr. Shulman is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Eric Howard Chiou, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Chiou specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Houston, TX. 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. Chiou is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chiou completed a residency program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chiou is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Manreet Pannu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 10c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Manreet Kaur's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaur include women's health issues, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kaur studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Kaur has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kaur (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Women's Health Issues, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy

Dr. John Moore Vierling, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6620 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Vierling is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Houston, TX. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Vierling's clinical interests include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis, and transplant procedures. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vierling's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Transplant Procedures, Hemochromatosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Wilson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Lubin Fernando Arevalo Santana, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite A10.190 (ms: Bcm901)
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lubin Arevalo Santana practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of barrett's esophagus, esophageal motility disorders, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College and National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Arevalo Santana performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Arevalo Santana is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Isaac L Raijman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isaac Raijman practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Raijman include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raijman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Raijman attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Raijman's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Atilla Ertan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6400 Fannin; #1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Atilla Ertan is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ertan include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. Dr. Ertan's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ertan's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Ankara University. Dr. Ertan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Brain AVM, Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gagan Sood practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His clinical interests include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), ascites (abdominal edema), and liver cancer. Dr. Sood is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Indira Gandhi Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Sood completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

Dr. Johanna Leigh Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7200 Cambridge Street; Suite 10c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Johanna Chan is an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Dr. Chan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Chan speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Women's Health Issues, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Jim T Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jim Schwartz specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include ulcers, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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, Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Norman Sussman's areas of specialization are gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology. His areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis, liver cancer, and transplant procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sussman graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, 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, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (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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