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 Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Brown works as an adult gastroenterologist in Plano, TX. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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 is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Arshad Malik practices adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Malik include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He 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 Anna Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Abraham is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Abraham's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Abraham include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abraham honors. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Abraham's 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

Mitchell Magee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee is a specialist in general surgery, transplant surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Magee include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. Dr. Magee's professional affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Texas Health Dallas, and Medical City Plano. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Magee has an open panel. Before completing his residency 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, Dr. Magee attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Tracheal Cancer, Heart Transplant, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Smith sees patients in Las Colinas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City Frisco. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Nandita Gopal Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; #150
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Nandita Rao is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. She is a graduate of Rangaraya Medical College and a graduate of St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas' residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: leukemia, genitourinary cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Rao accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao's professional affiliations include 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

Dr. Manish Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 150
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Manish Gupta's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Gupta's areas of expertise include the following: bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), vulvar cancer, and intravesical chemotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Gupta graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gupta completed a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatoblastoma, rectal cancer, stomach problems, colon cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, colon problems, rectal problems

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

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

Dr. Thomas Le Voyer is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Las Colinas, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Le Voyer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Allen, Medical City Frisco, and Medical City Las Colinas. Dr. Le Voyer has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

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