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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 practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. In Dr. Sondhi's practice, he is particularly interested in hemorrhoid banding, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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. He studied medicine at India. Dr. Sondhi has received the following distinction: 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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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 is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass colposcopy, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Borislow attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Borislow takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Jacob attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hepatitis and colonoscopy. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal surgery, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. 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. Becker graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Becker trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for his residency.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Dr. Klein takes 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. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Klein 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)

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

Dr. Umesh Choudhry practices adult gastroenterology in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Choudhry include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Choudhry is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Choudhry takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition to English, Dr. Choudhry (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Choudhry's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pillai graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Lawrence Weiss works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Weiss accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Clearwater, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colonoscopy. Dr. Tripodis is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. 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

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

Dr. Louis Aviles is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Aviles 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. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aviles trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2025 Indian Rocks Road S
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Digiovanni's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Digiovanni is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He 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.

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

Dr. Dawn Rosengren specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Clearwater, FL. She studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Rosengren takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, 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.