We found 32 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Aventura, FL.

Dr. Mark Stephen Avila, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 100
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Mark Avila practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatitis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Avila performed his residency at Tucson Medical Center and Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Avila's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease

Dr. Enrique Gerardo Molina, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite F, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Enrique Molina works as an adult gastroenterologist in Hollywood, FL and Cooper City, FL. Dr. Molina is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Zulia School of Medicine. Dr. Molina speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 445
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Mark Lamet specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lamet at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lamet is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 650
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Howard Baikovitz's specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Baikovitz a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Baikovitz attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Baikovitz speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. David Scott Weiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite F, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Weiss is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient reviews placed Dr. Weiss at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Leon Sultan Maratchi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite F
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Leon Maratchi works as an adult gastroenterologist in Hollywood, FL and Cooper City, FL. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maratchi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maratchi is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
65 Nw 168th Street
North Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marwan Iskandarani, who practices in North Miami Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iskandarani accepts. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Baaz Mishiev, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite F, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Baaz Mishiev sees patients in Hollywood, FL and Cooper City, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mishiev attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1150 N 35 Avenue; #525
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Ira Lefkof is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lefkof completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Mario Enrique Tano, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 545
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Mario Tano is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Hollywood, FL, Miramar, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Before performing his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. Tano attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and Nordestana Catholic University for medical school. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tano's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Alix Lanoue, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite F, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alix Lanoue works as a gastroenterologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lanoue is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Lina Maria Felipez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
20295 Ne 29 Place; #300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Lina Felipez's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Felipez include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Felipez is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Diego Mauricio Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 545
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Diego Diaz is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Hollywood, FL and Coral Gables, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Diaz speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. For his residency, Dr. Diaz trained at Miami Children's Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Joel Zachry Stengel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite F, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Joel Stengel is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Stengel's residency was performed at Brooke Army Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16855 Ne 2nd Avenue; Suite 202
North Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Roman practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Roman is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roman honors.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12550 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 600
North Miami, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Kofman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kofman has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.