We found 25 providers matching colonoscopy and who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1450 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 is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Santiago's clinical interests: bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. Her professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Tennova Healthcare. She obtained her medical school training at Ponce School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Santiago's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes 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: 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Clearwater, FL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include colposcopy, hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Moore's education and training includes medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and residency 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

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

Dr. Gourisankar Degala specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Clearwater, FL. His professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Degala attended medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu.

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

Dr. Pothen Jacob's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of hepatitis and colonoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Jacob average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacob accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacob graduated from Christian Medical College, Vellore. For his professional training, Dr. Jacob completed residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center. 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: 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He works in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sondhi include hemorrhoid banding, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Sondhi is affiliated with BayCare Health System. He 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 accepts. Dr. Sondhi has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Belleair, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Weston a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis, crohn's disease, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. 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 attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Weston trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for his residency. 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Largo, FL. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic. Dr. Stenzel 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. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Elmhurst Hospital Center, Dr. Stenzel attended medical school at Heidelberg University. Dr. Stenzel is conversant in German.

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

Dr. Howard Klein's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Dr. Klein accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Klein attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Klein'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)

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 works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Berner has indicated that Dr. Berner's clinical interests include hemorrhoid banding, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Berner has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Berner's patients. Dr. Berner accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing Dr. Berner's residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Berner attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Berner is professionally 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colposcopy, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Patients gave Dr. Borislow 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. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Borislow attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Becker obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal surgery, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Becker 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Largo, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, BayCare Health System, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Dr. Digiovanni honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Digiovanni attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Weiss' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Weiss takes 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 Emory University. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Choudhry's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. He is rated highly by his patients. 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. Dr. Choudhry (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Clearwater, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colonoscopy. Dr. Tripodis's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Tripodis 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 a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is conversant in Greek.

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

Dr. Louis Aviles works as an adult gastroenterologist in Clearwater, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Aviles is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Aviles attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aviles speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Acid Reflux

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 155
  • Charge (avg.): $423 - $1,411
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $226 - $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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