We found 26 providers matching colonoscopy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Lourdes Teresa Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lourdes Santiago's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her clinical interests include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Santiago 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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Santiago attended Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Santiago speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Tennova Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Anmarie Easley Moore, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anmarie Moore is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in colposcopy, hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moore takes. Dr. Moore is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Moore's residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Colposcopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 118
  • Charge (avg.): $761 - $1,357
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175 - $315
Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street N; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Jacob practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacob's areas of expertise consist of hepatitis and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. Jacob completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 170
  • Charge (avg.): $700 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $171 - $324
Dr. Satinderpal Singh Sondhi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite F-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Satinderpal Sondhi's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Sondhi's areas of expertise consist of hemorrhoid banding, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Punjabi. Dr. Sondhi is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Endoscopy, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 294
  • Charge (avg.): $813 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $30 - $324
Dr. Eric Dean Weston, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
401 Corbett Street; Harborside Gastroenterology Suite 350
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eric Weston's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Weston is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weston's areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis, crohn's disease, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Weston 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 attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Stenzel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Michael Stenzel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Stenzel focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Heidelberg University, Dr. Stenzel performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Elmhurst Hospital Center. Dr. Stenzel speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 525
  • Charge (avg.): $735 - $1,106
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $204 - $320
Dr. Mihir Bhagwanji Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1300 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mihir Patel is an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Howard Klein is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Clearwater, FL. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Klein's areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Klein is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Klein accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional 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)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 156
  • Charge (avg.): $700 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $192 - $324
Dr. Jody Scott Berner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jody Berner is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Berner attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete Dr. Berner's residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Clinical interests for Dr. Berner include hemorrhoid banding, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Berner's patients gave Dr. Berner an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Berner 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. Berner is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 216
  • Charge (avg.): $727 - $1,384
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $163 - $324
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 gastroenterologist in Clearwater, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colposcopy, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Borislow is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. 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. Borislow attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 197
  • Charge (avg.): $700 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $200 - $313
Dr. David James Becker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Becker, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Becker trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He is especially interested in polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal surgery, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. 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. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Pancreatitis, Esophageal Surgery, Polypectomy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 139
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $222 - $324
Dr. Ernest L Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2025 Indian Rocks Road S
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Digiovanni is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Largo, FL. Dr. Digiovanni studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Largo Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center, BayCare Health System, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Enteroscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 S Myrtle Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gourisankar Degala's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Degala accepts. He is a graduate of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. Dr. Degala is conversant in Telugu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 119
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $210 - $324
Dr. L Michael Michael Weiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Weiss is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Weiss is affiliated with BayCare Health System. He graduated from New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Weiss is in-network 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 141
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $182 - $324

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 S Myrtle Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Umesh Choudhry is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Choudhry include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Dr. Choudhry 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Choudhry (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 249
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $202 - $304
Dr. Stanton P Tripodis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2461 Enterprise Road; Enterprise Ii Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Stanton Tripodis is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He speaks Greek. Dr. Tripodis's clinical interests include colonoscopy. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Tripodis is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $735 - $831
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $269 - $324

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What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the use of a special tool called a colonoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end) to examine the inside of the colon and rectum. The tube is typically inserted anally, and it allows the physician to examine the large intestine from the inside. It may be done at any time to diagnose bowel problems, but routine colonoscopies are advised after the age of 50 to screen for colon cancer.

A colonoscopy may be performed to diagnose:
  • Intestinal ulcers
  • Polyps
  • Bowel cancer
  • An unidentified source of pain or bleeding in the intestine

You may be asked to drink only liquids in the days before a colonoscopy, or you may be given an enema to remove residual fecal matter. Before the exam, you are given medication to help you relax, and you lay on your side on a table. The scope is inserted into the anus and gently moved all the way through the large intestine. Air may be pumped into the intestine to improve the view for the physician. Any polyps that are found will be removed. Then the colonoscope will be withdrawn. A colonoscopy is not usually painful, but you may feel some bloating or have some cramps right afterward. If you had polyps removed you might experience a small amount of bleeding. Any side effects should go away within a few hours.
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