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We found 43 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO 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 an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Firpi-Morell attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Firpi-Morell's clinical interests include 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. 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. He is conversant in 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: , 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Forsmark speaks Ilocano. His areas of expertise include 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 a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Forsmark's distinctions include: President - American Pancreatic Association (2006-2007); Councilor - American Pancreatic Association (2001-2004); and President - Florida Gastroenterologic Society (2002-2003).

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. She attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and cirrhosis. Dr. Soldevila-Pico is rated highly by her patients. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soldevila-Pico accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Merit Certificate - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and Trainee Award - Southern Section AFCR/SSCI. In addition to English, 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's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Nelson's areas of expertise consist of hepatitis C, cirrhosis, and liver transplant. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Nelson 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. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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 sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Cabrera's areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and cirrhosis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cabrera accepts. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, 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 speaks Spanish. He 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 works as a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Gainesville, FL. He is especially interested in cirrhosis, liver biopsy, and liver transplant. Dr. Suman's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Suman attended medical school at Darbhanga Medical College. His distinctions include: Young Investigator Award - Asia-Pacific Congress of Gastroenterology and Schering Advanced Hepatology Fellowship Award - AASLD. Dr. Suman (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

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

Dr. Sarah Glover is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Glover has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She 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. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency 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: 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. Dr. Estores is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, achalasia, and acid reflux (GERD). He 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. 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, Esophagus Problems, 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 is an adult gastroenterologist. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Zimmerman's practice, she is particularly interested in 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. Zimmerman accepts. Dr. Zimmerman attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. 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: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Peter Draganov is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Draganov's clinical interests include ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), pancreatic cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Draganov takes. He attended medical school at Medical University of Sofia. Dr. Draganov's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Draganov 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 Bulgarian and Russian. Dr. Draganov'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: , pancreatic cancer

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

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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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 sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Her medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Clark is especially interested in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, cirrhosis, and liver biopsy. She is affiliated with 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Clark studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Her medical 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.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. He has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Sharma takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. 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: , 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Gainesville, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Joshi-Guske include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Joshi-Guske's professional 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 accepts. 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. Dr. Joshi-Guske 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's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and cirrhosis. Dr. Morelli's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Morelli speaks Italian.

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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). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Muehlbauer include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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.