We found 7 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102, a Multi-State Plan near Live Oak, TX.

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Dr Hays L Arnold III MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12850 Toepperwein Road
Live Oak, TX

Dr. Hays Arnold is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Arnold average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Northeast Baptist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center.

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Dr David Pryor Jones DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11485 Toepperwein Road; Suite 2
Live Oak, TX

Dr. David Jones specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Live Oak, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for 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 Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Dr. Jones attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Northeast Baptist Hospital.

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Dr Ricardo A Hernandez MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
12709 Toepperwein Road; Suite 301
San Antonio, TX

Dr. Ricardo Hernandez works as an adult gastroenterologist in San Antonio, TX. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. In his practice, he is particularly interested in crohn's disease, colonoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Hernandez has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy

Dr Clinton D Polhamus MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12709 Toepperwein Road; Suite 301
San Antonio, TX

Dr. Clinton Polhamus practices adult gastroenterology in San Antonio, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: colonoscopy, acid reflux (GERD), and constipation. Dr. Polhamus is affiliated with Methodist Health System. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Polhamus trained at Wright-Patterson Medical Center for residency. 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.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Consultation, Colonoscopy, Constipation

Michael Piesman MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
11485 Toepperwein Road; Suite 2
Live Oak, TX

Dr. Michael Piesman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Piesman has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Northeast Baptist Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Piesman attended Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Dr Robert M Narvaez MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
Average rating 3.53 stars out of 5 (19 ratings)
12602 Toepperwein Road; Suite 208
Live Oak, TX

Dr. Robert Narvaez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with North Central Baptist Hospital, Northeast Baptist Hospital, and Methodist Stone Oak Hospital. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Narvaez has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Narvaez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11485 Toepperwein Road; Suite 2
Live Oak, TX

Dr. Oscar Ramirez sees patients in Live Oak, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ramirez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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