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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 pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Aurora, CO and Colorado Springs, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Waasdorp Hurtado include obesity, heartburn, and vomiting. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Waasdorp Hurtado performed her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She has received distinctions including 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Yazdi is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). 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. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Yazdi honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Samantha A Woodruff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
 

Dr. Samantha Woodruff is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Colorado Springs, CO and Aurora, CO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Woodruff include heartburn, vomiting, and nausea. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woodruff accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Woodruff's professional 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 gastroenterologist. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Kurbegov is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kurbegov's professional 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Baswell highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency 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.