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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. His areas of expertise consist of hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and cirrhosis. He accepts 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 graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha-Alumni Member; Exemplary Teacher Award - University of Florida; and Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award - University of Florida. In addition to English, Dr. Firpi-Morell 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: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, Liver Biopsy

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

Dr. Christopher Forsmark's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in 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. Dr. Forsmark 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. Dr. Forsmark is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: President - American Pancreatic Association (2006-2007); Councilor - American Pancreatic Association (2001-2004); and President - Florida Gastroenterologic Society (2002-2003). 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's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology; she sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Soldevila-Pico's areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and cirrhosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Soldevila-Pico is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Merit Certificate - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and Trainee Award - Southern Section AFCR/SSCI. Dr. Soldevila-Pico speaks Spanish. 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: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology and practices in Gainesville, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis C, cirrhosis, and liver transplant. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Nelson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Nelson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease

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

Dr. Roniel Cabrera is a gastroenterologist in Gainesville, FL. His clinical interests include hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and cirrhosis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Cabrera completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His distinctions 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cabrera 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), liver cancer

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

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

Dr. Amitabh Suman is a gastroenterologist and adult transplant hepatologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cirrhosis, liver biopsy, and liver transplant. Dr. Suman is affiliated with 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 takes. He studied medicine at Darbhanga Medical College. Dr. Suman has received professional recognition including the following: 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: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Liver Biopsy, Liver Disease

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

Dr. Peter Draganov is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Draganov (or staff) speaks Bulgarian and Russian. Dr. Draganov's areas of expertise consist of ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), pancreatic cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He attended medical school at Medical University of Sofia. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Draganov 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 has received the following distinctions: Best Dotors in America; Exemplary Teacher Award - College of Medicine, University of Florida; and Scientific Poster Recognition Award - Southern Medical Association.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in 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. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Glover performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glover takes.

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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 is a gastroenterologist in Gainesville, FL. He is especially interested in barrett's esophagus, achalasia, and esophageal spasm. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Estores attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. 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: , achalasia, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Ellen Zimmerman works as an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zimmerman include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. 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. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Gainesville, FL. She studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Beasley has indicated that her clinical interests include ulcerative colitis. Dr. Beasley 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. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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 Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. These areas are among Dr. Clark's clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, cirrhosis, and liver biopsy. 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 graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Clark's residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Advanced Hepatology Fellowship Award. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

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

Dr. Anil Sharma is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Sharma's clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He is 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 Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Joshi-Guske's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Joshi-Guske honors. 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 is conversant in 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. He speaks Italian. Dr. Morelli is especially 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Morelli attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Morelli accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, Liver Biopsy

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

Dr. Marcus Muehlbauer's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). In his practice, Dr. Muehlbauer focuses on crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muehlbauer 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.