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We found 13 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Farmington, CT.

Dr. Maria Elena Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21 South Road; Suite 100
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Maria Johnson practices adult gastroenterology in Hartford, CT, Farmington, CT, and Meriden, CT. She has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and esophagoscopy. She is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and MidState Medical Center. Dr. Johnson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle Victoria Smedley, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21 South Road; Suite 100
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Michelle Smedley works as a gastroenterologist in Putnam, CT, Farmington, CT, and Enfield, CT. Dr. Smedley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Laurence Israel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
445 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Israel sees patients in Hartford, CT, Granby, CT, and West Hartford, CT. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Israel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinctions: John C. Leonard Fellowship, American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Award and the University Research Foundation Award. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Hemochromatosis, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Autoimmune Disorders, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Harry Blitzer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21 South Road; Suite 100
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Avrum Blitzer is an adult gastroenterologist in Hartford, CT and Farmington, CT. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blitzer include colorectal cancer screening and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Blitzer is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blitzer is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Jeffrey Steven Weiser, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21 South Road; Suite 100
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Weiser's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiser takes. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Stents, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Alan Feldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21 South Road; Suite 100
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Feldman sees patients in Farmington, CT, Bloomfield, CT, and Glastonbury, CT. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hartford Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feldman include obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Feldman takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Feldman's professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Michael Chaletsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
445 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. David Chaletsky is a gastroenterologist in Hartford, CT, Manchester, CT, and West Hartford, CT. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Chaletsky is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiran Sachdev, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21 South Road; Suite 100
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Kiran Sachdev's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sachdev's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. She attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Rectal Problems, Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Steven Karasik, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21 South Road; Suite 100
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Michael Karasik is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Karasik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donna Marie Cipolla, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
445 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Donna Cipolla works as a gastroenterologist in Glastonbury, CT, Avon, CT, and Wethersfield, CT. Dr. Cipolla studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. She is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Acid Reflux, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Krzysztof Lukasz Kopec, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21 South Road; Suite 100
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Krzysztof Kopec's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kopec is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Polish.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 Newell Road; Suite E-36
Bristol, CT
 

Dr. Joanna Sampson works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Sampson honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), AARP, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Sampson completed Dr. Sampson's residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Sampson is affiliated with Baystate Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Sampson is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Adam Craig Schoenfeld, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Liberty Square
New Britain, CT
 

Dr. Adam Schoenfeld's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Schoenfeld is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

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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.