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We found 42 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Bronze Compass 4200 near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Roberto J Firpi- Morell, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Firpi-Morell practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and cirrhosis. 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. Dr. Firpi-Morell is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Firpi-Morell's distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha-Alumni Member; Exemplary Teacher Award - University of Florida; and Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award - University of Florida. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Firpi-Morell is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher E Forsmark, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Forsmark's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Forsmark's areas of clinical interest consist of acute pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and chronic pancreatitis. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans 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 is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Forsmark's distinctions include: President - American Pancreatic Association (2006-2007); Councilor - American Pancreatic Association (2001-2004); and President - Florida Gastroenterologic Society (2002-2003). In addition to English, he speaks Ilocano.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Acute Pancreatitis, Chronic Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Consuelo C Soldevila-Pico, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Consuelo Soldevila-Pico works as an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Gainesville, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Soldevila-Pico has a special interest in hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and cirrhosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Soldevila-Pico is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Merit Certificate - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and Trainee Award - Southern Section AFCR/SSCI.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B

Dr. David Robert Nelson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. David Nelson works as a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Gainesville, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis C, cirrhosis, and liver transplant. Dr. Nelson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for residency. He has received distinctions including Excellence in Teaching Award - University of Florida Department of Medicine; Exemplary Teaching Award - University of Florida College of Medicine; and Outstanding Alumnus Award - Syracuse Medical Alumni. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Disease

Dr. Roniel Cabrera, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Roniel Cabrera's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and cirrhosis. Dr. Cabrera is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the following distinctions: Young Investigator Award Basic Science Research and University of Colorado; National Institute of Health (NIH) LRP Award and University of Florida; and Young Investigator Conference in Digestive Disease Award and University of Florida. Dr. Cabrera is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amitabh Suman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Amitabh Suman, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Suman include cirrhosis, liver biopsy, and liver transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suman accepts. Dr. Suman graduated from Darbhanga Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Suman include: Young Investigator Award - Asia-Pacific Congress of Gastroenterology and Schering Advanced Hepatology Fellowship Award - AASLD. Dr. Suman (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Biopsy, Liver Disease

Dr. Peter Vassilev Draganov, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Peter Draganov's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Medical University of Sofia. For his professional training, Dr. Draganov completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Draganov's areas of expertise include the following: ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), pancreatic cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Draganov is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received distinctions including Best Dotors in America; Exemplary Teacher Award - College of Medicine, University of Florida; and Scientific Poster Recognition Award - Southern Medical Association. Dr. Draganov (or staff) speaks Bulgarian and Russian. Dr. Draganov is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopy, ERCP, Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Sarah Camille Glover, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Glover works as an adult gastroenterologist. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Glover's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Glover attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease

Dr. David Suarez Estores Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. David Estores' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of barrett's esophagus, achalasia, and esophageal spasm. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Estores accepts. Dr. Estores is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, esophageal spasm, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Spasm, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Ellen Mary Zimmermann, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Ellen Zimmerman practices adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Zimmerman average 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zimmerman include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Zimmerman attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Genie Beasley's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Beasley include ulcerative colitis. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She 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. She has received the following distinction: Pediatric Resident Teacher of the Year Award.

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Relevant Interests: , ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Virginia Catherine Clark, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Virginia Clark is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Clark has a special interest in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, cirrhosis, and liver biopsy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. She has received the distinction of American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Advanced Hepatology Fellowship Award. Dr. Clark is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant, Liver Biopsy, Alpha-1 ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Anil Sharma is a gastroenterologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sharma studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Acid Reflux

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Dr. Priti Arun Joshi-Guske, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Priti Joshi-Guske is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Joshi-Guske's areas of expertise include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Joshi-Guske attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. She speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Giuseppe Morelli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Giuseppe Morelli specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology and practices in Gainesville, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. In Dr. Morelli's practice, he is particularly interested in hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and cirrhosis. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Morelli attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. 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: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcus Muehlbauer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Marcus Muehlbauer is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Muehlbauer include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muehlbauer's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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.