Ira Flax, MD, PA, MACG

Ira Flax, MD, PA, MACG

Gastroenterologist

Location

Personal Statement

Dr. Flax believes that spending time with patients and maintaining a healthy involvement in the community have contributed significantly to the growth of this West Houston practice, one of the state’s finest. Aside from his role as managing partner of Digestive and Liver Specialists for more than 20 years, he has served on the board of trustees of the American College of Gastroenterology for six years, chairing a variety of committees along 
the way.
He’s been active on the state and local levels as well, including an extended chairmanship of the Texas Alliance for Digestive Diseases and a term as president of the Harris County Medical Society, western branch. He also served as chief of staff of Memorial Hospital in Memorial City, in addition to chairing numerous departments and committees there.

Yet with all he’s seen and done over the past three decades, Dr. Flax still says the best part of his day is sitting down and speaking with patients. This is why when patients learn about test results, they always speak to a person on the other end of the line. As he says, “We believe in nurturing and supporting our patients throughout the healing process

Gender

Male

Languages

  • English

Insurance Plans

  • AARP - Medicare Advantage POS
  • Accountable/Interplan - PPO
  • Aetna - EPO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - TRS
  • Aetna - Workers' Compensation Access
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • BC/BS - Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • BC/BS - Traditional Indemnity
  • BC/BS Medicare
  • Cigna - EPO
  • Cigna - Fundamental Care (PPO)
  • Cigna - Indemnity
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - POS Open Access
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Cigna - PPO Starbridge
  • Cigna - Shared Administration (PPO)
  • Community Health Choice
  • Employers Health Network - PPO
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana - Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana - Medicare Replacement PPO
  • Humana - PPO
  • Humana - Preferred PPO
  • Medicare
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage - PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - EDGE
  • MHealth - MHHS Freedom of Choice
  • MultiPlan - PHCS
  • Provider Select - PPO
  • Self Pay (No Insurance)
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • Traditional Medicaid
  • Tricare - Prime
  • Tricare - Standard
  • Unicare - PPO
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - EPO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - POS
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Select POS
  • WellCare - Insurance Plans

Medical School

M.D.: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA (1974)

Residency

Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (1977)

Fellowship

Gastroenterology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA (1979)

Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Richmond
  • Gamma Sigma Epsilon Honorary
  • Chemistry Fraternity

Available Appointments

Gessner

915 Gessner, Suite 850 Houston, TX 77024 (713) 461-1026

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Earliest Online Available From Today is 01/12/2017 10:00 AM
If you need an earlier appointment, please call (713) 461-1026