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We found 7 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Christopher Jolley's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Jolley graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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 is a pediatric gastroenterology and diagnostic radiology specialist. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Tongji University Medical School. Dr. Cheng's training includes residency programs at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He 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. His professional affiliations include 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Gonzalez-Peralta focuses on hepatitis, wilson's disease, and liver transplant. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez-Peralta accepts. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cook County Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Exemplary Teacher Award, University of Florida College of Medicine; Outstanding Achievement in Medical Student Education; and Outstanding Abstract Award, Schering Hepatitis Network Investigators Meeting. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez-Peralta speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Novak attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and obesity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Novak accepts. He is 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 medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include ulcerative colitis. Dr. Beasley is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Pediatric Resident Teacher of the Year Award.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joel Andres specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Andres is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Davis' specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.