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We found 89 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Coral Gables, FL.

Dr. Gustavo Armando Calleja, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7500 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Calleja specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Miami, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include ulcers and hemorrhoids. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Calleja honors. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Calleja's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers

Dr. Jesse Reeves-Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3200 Sw 60 Court; Suite 204
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jesse Reeves-Garcia practices pediatric gastroenterology in Miami, FL. Dr. Reeves-Garcia graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Reeves-Garcia include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Reeves-Garcia speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Andres Ignacio Roig, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8950 North Kendall Drive; Suite 306w
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Roig is an adult gastroenterologist. His education and training includes medical school at Ponce School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), cancer, and ulcers. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roig honors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Roig's professional affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Cancer, Ulcers

Dr. Simon Behar, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
8950 N Kendall Drive; Suite 306
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Simon Behar is a gastroenterologist in Miami, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), cancer, and ulcers. Dr. Behar 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. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Behar attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Behar speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cancer, Ulcers

Dr. Javier Sobrado, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8525 Sw 92nd Street; Suite D-17
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Javier Sobrado's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sobrado is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. After attending the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sobrado completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease

Dr. Guillermo Pedro Gubbins, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5000 University Drive; Suite 3370
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Gubbins practices adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), parasitic infection, and ulcers. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Gubbins honors 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 Cayetano Heredia University and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Food Allergy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Ulcers, Hepatitis, Parasitic Infection

Dr. Eugenio Javier Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
8950 N Kendall Drive; Suite 306
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Eugenio Hernandez's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), cancer, and ulcers. Dr. Hernandez has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts 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, Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Cancer, Ulcers

Dr. Pamela Lynn Garjian, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6910 Sw 88th Street; 1st Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pamela Garjian's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Garjian is rated highly by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garjian accepts. She attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Garjian trained at Long Island College Hospital. Her distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Garjian speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Paul Gerald Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8950 N Kendall Drive; Suite 506w
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Paul Fishbein is an adult gastroenterologist in Miami, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Fishbein average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fishbein's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatitis. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. 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 the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Fishbein trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hepatitis

Dr. Stefania Lucia Vernace, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7500 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stefania Vernace's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Vernace attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Vernace focuses on liver disease and hemorrhoids. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vernace speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Moises Eugenio Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
8950 North Kendall Drive; Suite 306w
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Moises Hernandez's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), cancer, and ulcers. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hernandez obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. In addition to English, Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cancer, Ulcers

Dr. Luis Francisco Caicedo-Oquendo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9260 Sw 72 Street, Suite 218; Building 6
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Caicedo-Oquendo, who practices in Doral, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Miami Lakes, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Caicedo-Oquendo speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Caicedo-Oquendo has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts 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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Pedro Jose Greer Jr., MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 805
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Greer's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Patient reviews placed Dr. Greer at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greer accepts. He studied medicine at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Greer completed residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and VA Medical Center. Dr. Greer has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Greer is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. James Stephen Leavitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9500 South Dadeland Boulevard; Suite 802
Miami, FL
 

Dr. James Leavitt is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in incontinence, liver disease, and hemorrhoids. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leavitt honors. Dr. Leavitt graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Leavitt is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Tumor

Dr. Robert Charles Lanoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9555 N Kendall Drive; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Robert Lanoff's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lanoff's areas of expertise consist of hepatitis, incontinence, and hemorrhoids. His professional affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes 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 the Northeast School of Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Lanoff speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Hepatitis

Dr. Cristina Sobrado Sobrado, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8525 Sw 92nd Street; Suite D17
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Cristina Marin works as a gastroenterologist in Miami, FL. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Marin attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Marin's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.