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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Waasdorp Hurtado include obesity, heartburn, and vomiting. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Waasdorp Hurtado is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Waasdorp Hurtado's distinctions 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 professionally 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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Yazdi accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with 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, who practices in Colorado Springs, CO and Aurora, CO, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. These areas are among Dr. Woodruff's clinical interests: heartburn, vomiting, and nausea. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her 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 is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Kurbegov attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Colorado Springs, CO. Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Baswell attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Baswell accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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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.