We found 8 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 006 near Plano, TX.

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Dr Kenneth Joseph Brown MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (118 ratings)
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX

Dr. Kenneth Brown is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Plano, Medical City Plano, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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Relevant Interests: , Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Bile Duct Problems, Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

Dr Arshad Husain Malik MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.84 stars out of 5 (35 ratings)
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX

Dr. Arshad Malik is a Plano, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Malik's areas of clinical interest consist of pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malik takes. Dr. Malik is professionally affiliated with Medical City Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Bile Duct Problems, Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

Dr Sindhu A Abraham MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.16 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX

Dr. Sindhu Abraham is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abraham include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Plano, Medical City Plano, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Abraham graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Abraham an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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: , Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Bile Duct Problems, Pancreatitis, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer, Colonoscopy

Mitchell Magee MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX

Dr. Mitchell Magee is a general practitioner, family medicine physician, and general surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Magee trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. These areas are among Dr. Magee's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. He 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. Dr. Magee has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Texas Health Dallas, and Medical City Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Tracheal Cancer, Heart Transplant, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Ster ... (Read more)

Dr David Lawrence Smith MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3801 West 15th Street; Suite 150b
Plano, TX

Dr. David Smith's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery. He practices in Las Colinas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and hepatobiliary disorders. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Frisco, and Medical City Las Colinas. Dr. Smith graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Gastr ... (Read more)

Dr Thomas Eugene Le Voyer FACS MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3801 West 15th Street; Suite 150b
Plano, TX

Dr. Thomas Le Voyer specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Las Colinas, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX. Dr. Le Voyer's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, hepatobiliary disorders, and gastrointestinal cancer. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Frisco, and Medical City Las Colinas. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Le Voyer completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Cancer, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Soft Tissue Tumor, Pa ... (Read more)

Dr Manish Gupta MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 150
Plano, TX

Dr. Manish Gupta, who practices in Garland, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), vulvar cancer, and intravesical chemotherapy. 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. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Stomach Tumor, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatoblastoma, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Anal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Liver Cancer, Colon Problems, Rectal Problems

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Facial Cancer, Gallblad ... (Read more)

Dr Nandita Rao MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4708 Alliance Boulevard; #150
Plano, TX

Dr. Nandita Rao practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She graduated from Rangaraya Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include leukemia, genitourinary cancer, and lung cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Cancer

All Interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

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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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