Dr. Ira Lynwood Flax MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. Ira Flax is a gastroenterologist in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Houston Methodist Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 40 years. Dr. Flax accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 70 doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital and one of 11 at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital who specialize in Gastroenterology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: General Gastroenterology

Hospital Affiliation

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
High performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Houston Methodist Hospital
Ranked #13 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital

Spring Branch Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1974–1977

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Class of 1974

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 37 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 35 years in Gastroenterology

TX State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2012

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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