Our team

Don't take chances with your health.  If you have bothersome gastrointestinal symptoms, don't ignore them and hope they will go away.  Come and see us.  Some symptoms are easily treated with dietary changes or over the counter medications.  Other problems may require blood tests, x-rays or endoscopic evaluation. 


Dr. Jay Takata

‚ÄčAthens GastroenterologyT

Good Health begins in your gut.

About Us

Our philosophy

Everyone in our office, from our receptionist to your provider has one goal in mind--to help you feel better fast. We know that when your gut isn't in top shape that your entire outlook on life can be affected. That's why we will always try to quickly and accurately diagnose and treat your gastrointestinal symptoms.


Our goal is provide quality, comprehensive care for your gastrointestinal health needs in a timely and professional manner.  


Dr. Takata was born and raised outside Chicago.  He graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a BS degree in microbiology in 1985.  He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago in 1989.  He completed a 3 year residency in internal medicine and practiced internal medicine for 2 years while on active duty in the US Air Force.  He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, TX prior to establishing a Gastroenterology Department at the Michael O'Callaghan Federal Hospital (a combined VA - Air Force Medical Center) in Las Vegas, NV.  He has practiced medicine in Athens, TX where he resides with his wife and 2 children, since 1999.  In his spare time he enjoys water sports, biking, reading and watching his children compete in athletics.