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Dr. Jeffrey Linder

Gastroenterology
Dallas, TX
26 years experience male

Locations

Digestive Health Associates of Texas

Dallas, TX

Address

221 W. Colorado Blvd, Pavilion 2, Suite 630, Dallas, TX, US
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(214) 943-5871

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

UnitedHealthcare

Cigna

Medicaid

Medicare

About

Bio

I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I then went to college at Texas A&M University. I did a medical school and internal medicine residency at the University of Texas health science center in Houston. A gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I finally did a additional of advanced endoscopic training in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I have been in private practice with Digestive Health Associates of Texas in Dallas, Texas for the past 13 years.

Specialties
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Gastroenterology

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
13 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
No concern for now.: For occasional acid reflux symptoms (less than 2 times/week) you can just take over the counter medications as needed. There are some alarm symptoms t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
IBS: It sounds like you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Initial treaments are dietary changes and pribiotics. The dietary changes would be a low FODMA... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Nothing for now: H. Pylori is a bacteria that lives in the stomach and is usually transmitted by fecal-oral contact when one is an infant. It can cause ulcers and rare... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Anal fissure: You most likely have an anal fissure. The initial treatment for that is symptomatic. First, take stool softerners to prevent hard stools that require ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Probably not.: If that was the only time you had intercourse, your symptoms cannot be from being pregnant. Fertilization of an ovum (egg) takes place between 24 to 7... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Probably an ulcer: Your symptoms of nausea and black stools (which we call melena) are very suggestive of a peptic ulcer (either gastric or duodenal). If left untreated... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Hemorrhoid?: It sounds like you have irritated a hemorrhoid. The initial treatment for that is stool softeners, take a sitz bath nightly and try over the counter w... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
HIDA Scan: The best starting test for the gallbladder. After that, a HIDA scan with ejection fraction is the test to get done especially if you are just having p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Don't Cancel: There is no need to cancel the colonoscopy. Just continue the prep and stay on clear liquids the rest of the day. Make sure you just let your gastroen... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
No: Acidity, heartburn and gas are common symptoms of being pregnant.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Waste of time: There is no clinical evidence that "cleansing" has any medical benefit. Although, generally not harmful, herbal medicines can contain high levels of d... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
IBS?: It sure sounds like IBS. Over the counter probiotics are a good treatment starting point. Also, avoid gas producing foods. Another thought is that you... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Go to a GI doctor: You may have a marginal ulcer which is an ulcer that develops at the connection of your gastric pouch and the jejunum. You need to have an upper endos... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Musculoskeletal pain: The tenderness to touch gives this one away. You have what we call musculoskeletal pain. This is a chronic area of inflammation the occurs in a small ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Could be normal: Foul belching that smells like that could be a normal variant or related to your diet. However, there are conditions that can cause this. A gastric be... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Nope: The development of an umbilical hernia and a bout of diverticulitis are not related.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Yes: Yes, although promethazine is mainly used for nausea, it will make you sleepy.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Not from Gallbladder: It is common to have mildly elevated liver enzymes. Most of the time, the elevation is not from a problem with the gallbladder, so, I'm not surprised.... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Borborygmi: A 'bubbly' stomach is call borborygmi and is a very nonspecific symptom. Irritable bowel syndrome is a common condition to have which is characterize... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Small hernia?: You may have a small umbilical hernia. Sometimes they are tender and sometimes not. There is no way of answering your question with pure accuracy wit... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Linder is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks a lot doc. Very helpful. But my US was also normal. Will ask for a hida.
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, TX
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

Private Practice
Completed 2003

Affiliations

American Society Of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Gastroenterlogy Association
ACG American College Of Gastroenterology
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