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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Johnson's areas of clinical interest consist of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and esophagoscopy. Her professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and MidState Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. She obtained her medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smedley honors. Dr. Smedley's professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Israel include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis, and autoimmune disorders. His professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Israel attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Israel has received the following distinctions: John C. Leonard Fellowship, American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Award and the University Research Foundation Award.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Hemochromatosis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Avrum Blitzer practices adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Blitzer is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Blitzer's practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal cancer screening and acid reflux (GERD). His professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blitzer attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, 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 gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Weiser trained at Rhode Island Hospital for his residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. 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, 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 in Farmington, CT, Bloomfield, CT, and Glastonbury, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feldman include colorectal cancer screening and acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, he performed his residency at Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colorectal ... (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. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Chaletsky completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. 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, Colorectal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kiran Sachdev's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Sachdev is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sachdev accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. She trained at Jacobi Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Sachdev's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Day Kimball Healthcare.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Karasik graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Cipolla is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. She attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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 speaks Polish. Dr. Kopec is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sampson accepts several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), AARP, and Anthem. Dr. Sampson attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency. Dr. Sampson's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. 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.