We found 14 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Coral Springs, FL.

Dr. Ronen Arai, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Gastroenterology
3001 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 250
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Ronen Arai works as a primary care doctor and adult gastroenterologist in Coral Springs, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer, liver disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Arai takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Arai attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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

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

Dr. Stewart Wade Bitman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3001 Coral Hills Drive; 250
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Stewart Bitman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include bulimia, parasitic infection, and hepatitis. Dr. Bitman's professional affiliations include Broward Health Coral Springs and Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Bitman 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 graduated from the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Bitman completed residency programs at New York Hospital Queens, Booth Memorial Hospital, and Sound Shore Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bitman speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Bulimia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Laurence D Diamond, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3001 Coral Hills Drive; 250
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Diamond is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Coral Springs, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis and hemorrhoids. Dr. Diamond has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Diamond obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Diamond (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Italian. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hemorrhoids, Hepatitis

Dr. Edward S Deutsch, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3001 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 250
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Edward Deutsch specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Coral Springs, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Deutsch takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Deutsch's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Scott Marshall Fuchs, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3001 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 250
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Scott Fuchs practices adult gastroenterology in Coral Springs, FL. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Fuchs is 4.5 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 obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fuchs is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Kenneth R Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5431 North University Drive
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Rosenthal specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Boca Raton, FL and Pompano Beach, FL. Dr. Rosenthal is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Rosenthal's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Jeffrey Harris Schneider, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3001 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 250
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schneider specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schneider honors 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 Yale University, Dr. Schneider attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Schneider is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Barry Scott Ross, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3001 Coral Hills Drive; 250
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Barry Ross is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Ross obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is especially interested in incontinence, liver disease, and hemorrhoids. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services and Broward Health Coral Springs.

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

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

Dr. David Robert Silver, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
3100 Coral Hills Drive
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. David Silver's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). On average, patients gave Dr. Silver a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include Broward Health Coral Springs and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Nicholas Charles Katz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3001 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 250
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Katz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Katz's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Katz include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Katz trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Katz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Coral Springs and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Michael B Sternthal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3001 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 250
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Michael Sternthal is a Coral Springs, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs and Baptist Outpatient Services. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sternthal accepts. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7200 West Commercial Boulevard
Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Lauderdale, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Acosta 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. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Acosta completed a residency program at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Acosta is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Blood Tests, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
7857 N. University Drive
Parkland, FL
 

Dr. Mirko Meier Davila sees patients in Parkland, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meier Davila include conjunctivitis (pink eye), allergic contact dermatitis, and depression. Dr. Meier Davila is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Meier Davila speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, acid reflux (GERD), gastroenteritis

All Interests: Depression, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Common Cold, Hypertension, Acute ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
7857 N. University Drive; Mail Code Parkland
Parkland, FL
 

Dr. Kamaljit Kaur works as a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Kaur's clinical interests include type 2 diabetes, nutrition issues, and diabetes management. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kaur is a graduate of St. Matthew's University School of Medicine. She trained at Virtua Voorhees for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kaur (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, gastritis, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

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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.