We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept MultiPlan near Tomball, TX.

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Dr Sohaib Ahmed Faruqi MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
425 Holderrieth Boulevard; Suite 109
Tomball, TX

Dr. Sohaib Faruqi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Faruqi a rating of 4.5 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. Faruqi honors. He attended the University of the Punjab, Allama Iqbal Medical College, and King Edward Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Faruqi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Filipino, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endosco ... (Read more)

Dr Shabbir Husain Jamali MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.55 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
421 School Street; Suite 110
Tomball, TX

Dr. Shabbir-Husain Jamali works as an adult gastroenterologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Jamali's clinical interests: pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. 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. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Jamali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Jamali's professional affiliations include CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, Anemi ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
506 Graham Drive; Suite 100
Tomball, TX

Dr. Arvind Reddy practices adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. He is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College and a graduate of DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, gallstones, and pancreas problems. Dr. Reddy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Reddy's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease

All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's Dise ... (Read more)

Ata Ahmad MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
Average rating 3.42 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
506 Graham Drive; Suite 220
Tomball, TX

Dr. Ataurrabb Ahmad's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. Dr. Ahmad has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ahmad is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ahmad (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Colon Problems, Hemorrhoids

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Skin Biopsy, Laparoscopic Small Bo ... (Read more)

Dr Mary K Crow MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
506 Graham; Suite 120
Tomball, TX

Dr. Mary Crow's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Kingwood, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Crow's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: prostate problems, minor surgery, and anemia. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Crow is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Hodgkin's ... (Read more)

Pierre N Khoury MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
506 Graham; Suite 120
Tomball, TX

Dr. Pierre Khoury's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Khoury takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Khoury completed his residency training at North Shore Medical Center. His professional affiliations include CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC).

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, C ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery
13624 Michel Road; Suite 101
Tomball, TX

Dr. Ronak Patel's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery. Dr. Patel attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include breast surgery, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, and Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Append ... (Read more)

Murtaza N Bhuriwala MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
506 Graham Street; Suite 120
Tomball, TX

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Kingwood, TX, Houston, TX, and Huntsville, TX. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Sindhi, and Arabic. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Bhuriwala is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Grace Hospital, Detroit for residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Imran Sattar Nathani MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.06 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX

Dr. Imran Nathani's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Dr. Nathani is professionally affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Before completing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Nathani attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nathani 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Gast ... (Read more)

Muhammad Irfan MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX

Dr. Muhammad Irfan is a general internist in Tomball, TX, Waller, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Irfan honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Irfan attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Hemorrhoids

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Shoulder Problems, ... (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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