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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 sees patients in Aurora, CO and Colorado Springs, CO. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include obesity, heartburn, and vomiting. Dr. Waasdorp Hurtado accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Waasdorp Hurtado attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. 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. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and Memorial Hospital Central.

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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, who practices in Colorado Springs, CO, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Yazdi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yazdi include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yazdi takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Yazdi attended the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Memorial Hospital Central.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Samantha Ann Woodruff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
 

Dr. Samantha Woodruff's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Woodruff's clinical interests include heartburn, vomiting, and nausea. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woodruff accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Woodruff attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Amethyst Kurbegov's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Kurbegov attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. In Dr. Kurbegov's practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kurbegov accepts. Dr. Kurbegov is professionally affiliated with 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. He is affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Memorial Hospital Central. Dr. Baswell is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Baswell is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baswell takes.

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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.