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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Hartford, CT, Farmington, CT, and Meriden, CT. She has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and esophagoscopy. Her professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and MidState Medical Center. Dr. Johnson takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Putnam, CT, Farmington, CT, and Enfield, CT. Dr. Smedley's professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. She is a graduate of 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Hartford, CT, Granby, CT, and West Hartford, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Israel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Israel include: John C. Leonard Fellowship, American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Award and the University Research Foundation Award.

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Hartford, CT and Farmington, CT. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Blitzer include colorectal cancer screening and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Blitzer takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Blitzer attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Weiser performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Feldman's areas of expertise include obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Feldman performed his residency at Hartford Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chaletsky is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Glastonbury, CT, Putnam, CT, and Bloomfield, CT. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. Dr. Sachdev honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at Jacobi Medical Center.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Hartford, CT and Farmington, CT. Dr. Karasik is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Cipolla takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She is professionally 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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Kopec attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He speaks Polish. 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 Newell Road; Suite E-36
Bristol, CT
 

Dr. Joanna Sampson is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Sampson's professional affiliations include Baystate Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Sampson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), AARP, and Anthem. Dr. Sampson is not currently accepting new patients. Before completing Dr. Sampson's residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Sampson attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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

Dr. Adam Schoenfeld works as a gastroenterologist in New Britain, CT and Southington, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schoenfeld accepts. Dr. Schoenfeld graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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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.