We found 39 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Bronze Compass 4200 near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Roberto Firpi-Morell's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Firpi-Morell include hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and cirrhosis. Dr. Firpi-Morell is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Firpi-Morell has received include Alpha Omega Alpha-Alumni Member; Exemplary Teacher Award - University of Florida; and Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award - University of Florida. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise include acute pancreatitis, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and chronic pancreatitis. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forsmark honors. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include President - American Pancreatic Association (2006-2007); Councilor - American Pancreatic Association (2001-2004); and President - Florida Gastroenterologic Society (2002-2003). Dr. Forsmark is conversant in 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. David Robert Nelson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. David Nelson specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Nelson attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Nelson has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatitis C, cirrhosis, and liver transplant. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: 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. He is professionally 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. David Suarez Estores Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. David Estores is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Estores's areas of expertise consist of barrett's esophagus, achalasia, and esophageal spasm. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Estores is 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, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Sarah Glover's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Glover is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glover honors. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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

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

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

Dr. Virginia Clark practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology in Gainesville, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, cirrhosis, and liver biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Clark attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Clark trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. She accepts 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 distinction of American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Advanced Hepatology Fellowship Award.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharma include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Sharma is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health), North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Roniel Cabrera's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Cabrera has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and cirrhosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cabrera include: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Cabrera speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He works in Gainesville, FL. He studied medicine at Darbhanga Medical College. Dr. Suman's clinical interests encompass cirrhosis, liver biopsy, and liver transplant. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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) speaks 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: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

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

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

Dr. Peter Draganov's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Draganov include ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), pancreatic cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Draganov attended medical school at Medical University of Sofia. His distinctions include: 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 the following languages: 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. Marcus Muehlbauer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Marcus Muehlbauer is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Muehlbauer focuses on crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muehlbauer takes. Dr. Muehlbauer's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is professionally 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

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

Dr. Genie Beasley works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Gainesville, FL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in ulcerative colitis. Dr. Beasley is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Beasley attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Beasley 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. Consuelo C Soldevila-Pico, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Consuelo Soldevila-Pico practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology in Gainesville, FL. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and cirrhosis. Dr. Soldevila-Pico is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Soldevila-Pico takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Merit Certificate - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and Trainee Award - Southern Section AFCR/SSCI. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

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

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

Dr. Giuseppe Morelli's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Morelli has indicated that his clinical interests include 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. 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. Morelli attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He speaks Italian.

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

Dr. Ellen Zimmerman is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Zimmerman's clinical interests encompass crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Zimmerman's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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

Dr. Priti Joshi-Guske practices adult gastroenterology in Gainesville, FL. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Joshi-Guske's clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Gujarati. She 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: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

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

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