Maria Chiejina, MD

Maria E. Chiejina, MD

Gastroenterology
4.7of 5 | (174) | View Reviews
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Accepting new patients ARC Medical Plaza Specialty Ages seen: 18 - 99 Languages: Igbo Joined ARC: 2020

About Maria E. Chiejina, MD

My desire to pursue a career in gastroenterology was driven mostly by values instilled in me by my faith and family, especially my physician father. Thus, being a physician is a true calling and privilege for me. Gastroenterology provides a fascinating blend of being an intellectual physician and having endoscopic technical skills. I believe that delivering compassionate care to my patients at their most vulnerable times is of utmost importance. I also delight in building healthy relationships with my patients so they can be fully involved in shared decision-making for their individual health needs. Respecting individual rights, privileges and preferences, and providing timely, high-quality health care to patients can best be achieved through a team approach.

Services

Anoscopy

Anoscopy

An anoscopy allows your provider to examine the anal canal and rectum with an anoscope to help diagnose anal and rectal conditions.

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Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a safe and effective way to test for cancer in the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer). A colon cancer screening is typically a 20-30 minute outpatient procedure performed at a hospital or surgery center.

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Colorectal Cancer Education, Prevention, Screening, and Treatment

Colorectal Cancer Education, Prevention, Screening, and Treatment

Screening tests for Colorectal Cancer, as well as methods to try to prevent it. In addition to regular colorectal cancer screenings, exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer.

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Diet Review, Education, Modification, and Management to Relieve Symptoms of Chronic GI Conditions

Diet Review, Education, Modification, and Management to Relieve Symptoms of Chronic GI Conditions

What you eat can contribute to digestive problems. Changing your diet and lifestyle, avoiding certain foods, and managing stress may offer significant benefits.

Esophageal Dilation

Esophageal Dilation

An esophageal dilation is used to widen a narrowed section of your esophagus, relieving difficulty swallowing or dysphagia.

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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

This procedure allows the healthcare provider to check the inside of a part of the large intestine.

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Gastrointestinal Symptom and Condition Evaluation and Treatment

Gastrointestinal Symptom and Condition Evaluation and Treatment

Gastroenterologists can evaluate and treat diseases that affect the digestive system, which includes the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus) as well as the pancreas, liver, bile ducts, and gallbladder.

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H Pylori Testing

H Pylori Testing

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that infects your stomach. It can damage the tissue in your stomach and the first part of your small intestine.

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IV Drug Infusions

IV Drug Infusions

IV delivered drug infusions for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Small Bowel Enteroscopy

Small Bowel Enteroscopy

A small bowel enteroscopy is a test that allows a provider to examine the deeper small intestine.

Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Upper Endoscopy

Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy is a procedure to examine the inner lining of the upper digestive tract.

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Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School
    Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria, 2007
  • Fellowship
    Gastroenterology, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport, LA, 2020
  • Residency
    University of Texas Tech Health Science Center, Longview, TX, 2016
  • Professional Positions
    • American College of Gastroenterology
    • American Gastroenterological Association
    • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • Travis County Medical Society

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.7out of 5
  • February 23, 2024

    Explain everything about my medical issue very simple explainatory and the nurse was very nice

  • February 21, 2024

    Everyone there was very helpful and made made me feel comfortable and left me with no unanswered questions! Thank you to everyone there!

  • February 16, 2024

    The nurse had the most positive, happy, and friendly attitude. Interacting with her made my day and helped lift my spirits. The doctor was polite and friendly. I always enjoy my conversations with the Dr.

  • February 16, 2024

    Dr. Chiejina was excellent! I came in very nervous and she took her time talking to me, asking questions, listening to me, and explaining not only what I could expect in my next visit- but also what is going on in my body. When she asked if I had questions she answered thoroughly- and would ask if I had any additional questions or concerns until she had addressed every concern I had. I never felt rushed and she was never impatient or short in her responses. She advised me to message her directly in MyChart if I had any questions or concerns leading up to my next appointment. Her nurse was equally helpful and advised that I could call her directly if I had any concerns. I wish that Dr. Cheijina could be my PCP! I will definitely be advising everyone I know to see her if they need a gastroenterologist.

  • February 16, 2024

    Everything was fine. The scheduling and waiting 3 months was the only hiccup

  • February 15, 2024

    Dr. Maria Chiejina takes time to listen to your situations and does her best to help. Will go the extra mile to help find the best solution.

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