We found 27 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver EPO 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Brown's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Brown's 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malik accepts. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 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 Anna Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 301
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Abraham sees patients in Plano, TX. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abraham include pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and bile duct problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Abraham a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abraham honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her 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. Paul Kenneth Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4708 Alliance Boulevard, Baylor Medical Pavillion I; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Paul Anderson, who practices in Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Anderson's areas of expertise include liver disease, colon problems, and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Anderson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Colon Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ERCP

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8080 Independence Parkway; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Tanya Evans is an adult gastroenterologist. In her practice, Dr. Evans focuses on heartburn and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Evans is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Evans attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Evans include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Evans's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Acid Reflux

Dr. Thomas G Van Dinter Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Van Dinter's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Van Dinter studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and hepatitis C. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Van Dinter is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, colon cancer, anal fissures, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, esophageal stricture (narrowing), malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rassa Shahidzadeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Rassa Shahidzadeh works as an adult gastroenterologist in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. These areas are among Dr. Shahidzadeh's clinical interests: indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shahidzadeh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Shahidzadeh is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, colon cancer, anal fissures, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Shibu Oommen works as an adult gastroenterologist in Plano, TX. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Oommen's areas of expertise include indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Malayalam. Dr. Oommen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, colon cancer, anal fissures, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, esophageal stricture (narrowing), malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mitchell Magee works as a family practice physician, general surgeon, and transplant surgeon in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. 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 for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. Dr. Magee 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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, 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and hepatobiliary disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Frisco, and Medical City Las Colinas. Before performing his residency at UNC Hospitals, Dr. Smith attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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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. Colleen Irene Harrigan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion 1, Suite 830
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and sleeve gastrectomy. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Rockwall and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kennedy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nandita Rao specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include leukemia, genitourinary cancer, and lung cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao takes. She attended medical school at Rangaraya Medical College. She trained at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas for residency. Dr. Rao's hospital/clinic 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 is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Garland, TX and Plano, TX. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), vulvar cancer, and intravesical chemotherapy. Dr. Gupta accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Gupta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Oncology.

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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 specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Las Colinas, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Le Voyer include cancer surgery, pancreas problems, and bone tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Frisco, and Medical City Las Colinas. Dr. Le Voyer is open to new patients.

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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)

Dr. Jill Stanley Stephenson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 270
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jill Stephenson's area of specialization is general surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephenson include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and colon cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stephenson takes. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Baylor University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Stephenson speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Sports Health, Incisional Hernia, Abdominal Cancer, Lower Back Problems, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Dale D Burleson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 280
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Dale Burleson's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burleson's clinical interests include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colon surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Dallas, and Texas Health Plano. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Burleson is accepting new patients. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Burleson has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Burleson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, colon polyps

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Colon Polyps, ... (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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