Digestive Disease

at UT Southwestern Frisco

12500 Dallas Parkway, 2nd Floor
Frisco, Texas 75033 (Directions)

Appointment New Patient Appointment or 469-604-9000

Located at the corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Cobb Hill Drive.

The digestive disease specialists at UT Southwestern Frisco treat both simple and complex digestive and liver disorders. We also perform colonoscopiesendoscopies, and other screening tests for colorectal cancer.

Our specialists treat a variety of digestive diseases and liver diseases (hepatology), including:

Endoscopies and colonoscopies are performed at UT Southwestern’s partner site – the new 73-bed Texas Health Hospital Frisco.

Meet our Frisco digestive disease specialists

Meet Dr. Magdalena Espinoza

Magdalena Espinoza, M.D., specializes in general gastroenterology and hepatology. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Espinoza joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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Meet Dr. M. Rita Lepe

Maria Rita Lepe-Suastegui, M.D., specializes in liver transplantation; autoimmune liver disease; liver disease in young adults; fatty liver disease; and health care disparities in liver disease among minority populations, particularly Latino patients.

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Appointment Information

New Patients

All new patients must complete the Digestive and Liver New Patient Package

Please review the Initial Visit Checklist to ensure you bring what's needed to your first appointment, including your driver's license, current insurance card, completed questionnaire, and any additional paperwork you received in the mail. Medical records and a list of current medications are also important, so please bring those, as well. 

To make the most of your time with the doctor, make a list of questions ahead of time and bring it to your appointment.

On the day of the appointment, please arrive 20 minutes early to allow time for parking and registration. We do our best to see patients at their scheduled appointment time.  

To facilitate ongoing communication, we recommend patients sign up with MyChart, which allows patients to communicate directly with doctors, request prescription refills, update contact information, view test results, and request clinic appointments. Sign in or sign up for MyChart.

Canceling an Appointment

If you need to cancel your appointment, please notify the center at least 48 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patients waiting to schedule an appointment.

Prescriptions and Refills

It is very important that you do not run out of your medication. Be sure that you have sufficient refills to last until your next appointment with your provider. We are happy to provide you with a written prescription upon request.

If you run out of refills, please call your pharmacy and your pharmacist will fax a refill request to us. Please allow us 24 to 48 hours to process refill requests.

Test Preparations and Instructions

Before a test related to a digestive disease, patients may need to take some steps to prepare. View preparation instructions for tests.

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