We found 5 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Colorado Springs, CO.

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Dr. Christine Elizabeth Waasdorp Hurtado, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
 

Dr. Christine Waasdorp Hurtado is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include obesity, heartburn, and vomiting. Dr. Waasdorp Hurtado honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Waasdorp Hurtado include: Teri Li Education Award, NASPGHAN (2013) Award for education of Pediatric Gastroenterologists and Teri Li Education Award 2013 - Award for education of Pediatric Gastroenterologists NASPGHAN. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Metabolism, Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Aziz John Yazdi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2925 Professional Place; Suite 103
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Aziz Yazdi is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Yazdi is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Yazdi's professional affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Samantha A Woodruff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
 

Dr. Samantha Woodruff practices pediatric gastroenterology in Colorado Springs, CO and Aurora, CO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Woodruff include heartburn, vomiting, and nausea. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Woodruff's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Metabolism, Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Amethyst Camille Kurbegov, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1400 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Amethyst Kurbegov is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Kurbegov has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Stomach Problems

Dr. David Lee Porter Baswell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
6190 Barnes Road
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. David Baswell is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Colorado Springs, CO. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Baswell is professionally affiliated with Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Baswell is a graduate of Albany Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Baswell trained at Albany Medical Center.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.
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