We found 13 gastroenterologists who accept Catastrophic Compass 6850 near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Satinderpal Singh Sondhi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite F-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Satinderpal Sondhi is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. He attended medical school at India. His areas of expertise include hemorrhoid banding, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Sondhi is rated 4.5 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. Sondhi takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Endoscopy, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mihir Bhagwanji Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1300 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mihir Patel is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

Dr. David Scott Borislow, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1260 S Martin Luther King Jr Avenue; Suite E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Borislow's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Borislow's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Borislow include colposcopy, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Borislow attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Constipation

Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street N; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Jacob's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in hepatitis and colonoscopy. Dr. Jacob's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He graduated from Christian Medical College, Vellore and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacob is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

Dr. David James Becker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Becker is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Becker has a special interest in polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal surgery, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. 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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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Pancreatitis, Esophageal Surgery, Polypectomy

Dr. Howard D Klein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Howard Klein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Klein is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Klein completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Umesh Choudhry, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 S Myrtle Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Umesh Choudhry works as an adult gastroenterologist in Clearwater, FL. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Vincent's Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Choudhry include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Dr. Choudhry's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Choudhry (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Choudhry is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Nirmala Pillai specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pillai graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Ernest Leonard Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2025 Indian Rocks Road S
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Digiovanni works as an adult gastroenterologist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Digiovanni attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Clinical interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis Aviles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1007 Jeffords Street; Suite 102
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Louis Aviles, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Aviles is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Aviles takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. L Michael Michael Weiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Weiss' specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He takes 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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Dr. Stanton P Tripodis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2461 Enterprise Road; Enterprise Ii Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Stanton Tripodis specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Clearwater, FL. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has a special interest in colonoscopy. On average, patients gave Dr. Tripodis a rating of 5.0 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. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Dr. Tripodis is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite F1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dawn Rosengren works as an adult gastroenterologist in Clearwater, FL. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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.