We found 88 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept CIGNA POS near Houston, TX.

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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

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Dr. Fredric Lyone Hochman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fredric Hochman specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Hochman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Hochman attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hochman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harshinie Amaratunge's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Amaratunge include anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Houston Methodist. Dr. Amaratunge takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Amaratunge's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Amaratunge has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Anemia

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

Dr. Leroy Odom's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Odom is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Odom include endoscopic sclerotherapy, hepatobiliary disorders, and hemorrhoids. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Odom obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory 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. He is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. Alberto Oswaldo Barroso, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 1101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alberto Barroso is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Barroso attended medical school at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Barroso is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Barroso has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dang Nguyen's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease); he sees patients in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is accepting new patients.

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

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Dr. Victor Ankoma-Sey, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Ankoma-Sey specializes in legal medicine, gastroenterology (digestive system), and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) and practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Patients rated Dr. Ankoma-Sey highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ankoma-Sey takes. Dr. Ankoma-Sey is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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Dr. Bincy Paulose Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bincy Abraham is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Abraham attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Abraham average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abraham accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Chukwuma I Egwim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chukwuma Egwim practices adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Egwim has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients. Dr. Egwim is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Dr. Eamonn Martin Quigley, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eamonn Quigley is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Quigley graduated from the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Quigley is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. David W Victor III, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Victor's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Victor include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and hemochromatosis. Dr. Victor is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients. Dr. Victor studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Dr. Stuart M Dobbs, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1708
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Dobbs' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Dobbs's clinical interests: pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Dobbs honors 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 his office for an appointment. He graduated from Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He 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

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Dr. Alan Paul Glombicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Glombicki is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Glombicki attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6414 Fannin Street; Suite G125
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Madhukar Kaw specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaw include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaw is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar, he performed his residency at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Kaw's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. Karen L Woods, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Woods is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Woods's clinical interests include ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Woods has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

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Dr. Brian H Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Kaplan is an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kaplan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kaplan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (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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