We found 12 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Farmington, CT.

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

Dr. Jonathan Israel's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Israel has a special interest in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis, and autoimmune disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Israel is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Israel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Weiser's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Weiser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. David Chaletsky is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Putnam, CT, Hartford, CT, and Manchester, CT. Dr. Chaletsky accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. Maria Johnson works as a gastroenterologist in Hartford, CT, Meriden, CT, and Farmington, CT. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Johnson's professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and MidState Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donna Cipolla is a gastroenterologist. She is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cipolla graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Joanna Sampson is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sampson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), AARP, and Anthem. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Sampson performed Dr. Sampson's residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Sampson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baystate Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Sampson is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Michelle Smedley's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Smedley is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Krzysztof Kopec is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Farmington, CT and New Britain, CT. Dr. Kopec accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is conversant in Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Feldman practices adult gastroenterology in Farmington, CT, Bloomfield, CT, and Glastonbury, CT. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Feldman graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Adam Schoenfeld works as an adult gastroenterologist. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Schoenfeld accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Michael Karasik is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Karasik is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Kiran Sachdev is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sachdev at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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