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We found 6 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept BlueCare All Copay 1565 near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Christopher Douglas Jolley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Jolley is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Jolley is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Dr. Sam Siu Lun Sin Lun Cheng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diagnostic Radiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sam Cheng works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and diagnostic radiologist. Dr. Cheng honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Tongji University Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Cheng trained at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Cheng is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health), NightHawk Radiology, and Marin General Hospital.

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Dr. Regino P Gonzalez Peralta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Regino Gonzalez-Peralta is a pediatric gastroenterologist. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gonzalez-Peralta trained at Cook County Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez-Peralta include hepatitis, wilson's disease, and liver transplant. Dr. Gonzalez-Peralta accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Exemplary Teacher Award, University of Florida College of Medicine; Outstanding Achievement in Medical Student Education; and Outstanding Abstract Award, Schering Hepatitis Network Investigators Meeting. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez-Peralta's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Liver Transplant, Wilson's Disease

Dr. Donald Allan Novak, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Donald Novak, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Novak include diabetes and obesity. He honors 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 South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. Dr. Novak is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Genie Lynn Kahn Beasley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Genie Beasley is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Beasley's clinical interests include ulcerative colitis. She 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. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Beasley has received the following distinction: Pediatric Resident Teacher of the Year Award. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Davis specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.