We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Humana HMO near Boulder, CO.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2750 Broadway Street; Gastroenterology Department
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Robert Levine works as a gastroenterologist in Boulder, CO. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Levine honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Levine is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 48th Street; Suite 100
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Karowe, who practices in Boulder, CO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Karowe a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karowe honors. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 48th Street; Suite 100
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Peter Kaye works as a gastroenterologist. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 48th Street; Suite 100
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Joel Montbriand is an adult gastroenterology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Montbriand is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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