Dr. Ira L Flax, MD



Internal Medicine     -  Texas,  Houston

 Overview

Dr. Ira L Flax, MD works in Houston, Texas is a specialist in Internal Medicine and graduated Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1974. Dr. Flax is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center and practicing for 43 years

 Experience and Qualifications

 Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

 Conditions

  • Acupuncture Meridian Therapy
  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
  • Blindness
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Renal Insufficiency
  • Cirrhosis
  • da Vinci® Prostate Removal
  • da Vinci® Prostate Surgery
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Duodenitis
  • Dystonia 7, Torsion
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Exercise Management
  • Female Pelvic Disorders
  • Glaucoma - Ectopia Microspherophakia - Stiff Joints - Short Stature
  • Guar Gum Allergy
  • Herpes Simplex Virus Antenatal Infection
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Islet Cell Adenoma
  • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
  • Lens Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Resection of Mediastinal Tumor
  • Optic Ataxia
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Orbital Lymphoma
  • Panic Disorder With Agorapobia
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
  • Radical Retropubic Prostate Removal
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS)
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Testing
  • Retrograde Pyetograms
  • Scrambler Therapy (ST5)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Throat Culture
  • Throat Swab
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

 Procedures

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulum of Esophagus
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Indigestion
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vomiting Disorders

 Board Certifications

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine

 Years Since Graduation

  • 43

 State License

  • Texas

 Spoken Languages

  • Spanish

 Background Check

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 Education & Training

Medical School


Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

Richmond, VA, United States

Graduated: 1974

Fellowship Hospital


Med College Va

Richmond, VA, USA

Year completed: 1979

Internship Hospital


Baylor Affil Hosps

Houston, TX, USA

Year completed: 1975

 Awards

1   ACP
2   AMA
3   ACG
4   AGA
5   ASGE

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 Office Locations


Primary location

 Digestive and Liver Specialists of Houston

915 Gessner Road Suite 850
Texas (TX)
Houston,
77024

  (713) 461-1026
Free Standing Surgery Center?    No
Performs Procedures On Site?    No

Accepting New Patients

  • Yes
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 Map & Directions



Digestive and Liver Specialists of Houston, 915 Gessner Road Suite 850, Houston, Texas (TX), 77024




 Insurances Accepted (check insurance plans)

  • Aetna
  • Aetna HMO
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Choice Plus POS
  • Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • GEHA
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Alliance
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • LocalPlus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Medicare MCR
  • MHealth Insured
  • Molina
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • Navigate HMO
  • Navigate POS
  • Old Surety Life Insurance CompanyMedicare
  • Old Surety Life Insurance CompanyMedicare MCR
  • Open Access Plus
  • Options PPO
  • PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Universal American

* Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

 Affiliated Hospitals


Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center photo


Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center

921 Gessner Road Texas TX, Houston, 77024

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center is a hospital located in Houston, TX. Procedures/Diagnosis costs are above the state average in 5 of 15 procedures. Length of Stay is shorter than the state average in 6 of 15 procedures.




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