We found 27 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1485 near Homestead, FL.

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Dr. Joel Edwards Richter, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Richter sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, achalasia, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Richter average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Richter performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors; Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology; and Best Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia

All Interests: Achalasia, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. David Robert Heiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4224 N Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Heiman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Heiman has indicated that his clinical interests include colposcopy, hepatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Shands HealthCare. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roland David Shepard, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4224 N Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Roland Shepard specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and endoscopy. Dr. Shepard is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Shepard 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 is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shepard completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 260 (s Tampa Medical Center)
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Morris Hanan is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hanan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Hanan 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Dr. Hanan attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, colon problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Diverticular Disease, Colon Problems

Dr. Alan Marc Weintraub, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4108 Henderson Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alan Weintraub is an adult gastroenterology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, ulcers, and nutrition counseling. Patient ratings for Dr. Weintraub average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weintraub takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weintraub is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Weintraub completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Israel Crespo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6919 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Israel Crespo is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Crespo's areas of expertise include the following: cancer, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Crespo speaks Spanish. Dr. Crespo is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, colon problems, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Angel Manuel Rosario, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6919 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Angel Rosario is an adult gastroenterologist. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Dr. Ramon Ruiz Arnau University Hospital. His clinical interests include cancer, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Rosario has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosario's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, colon problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Shivinder Narwal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Ml King Jr Boulevard; Ms-3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shivinder Narwal's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Narwal include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. 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. Narwal graduated from Government Medical College, Patiala and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, gastritis, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, encopresis, gastroparesis, chronic constipation, rectal problems, malabsorption, rectal prolapse, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. John Isaac Delgado, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2919 W. Swann Avenue; Suite 106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Delgado practices adult gastroenterology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Delgado is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include hemorrhoid banding, biopsy, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Delgado is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoid Banding, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Biopsy, Colonoscopy

Dr. Leopoldo Grauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4600 N Habana Avenue; Suite 29
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Leopoldo Grauer is a gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL. He studied medicine at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Grauer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, cancer, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The average patient rating for Dr. Grauer is 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Grauer is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Cancer, Diverticular Disease, Colon Problems

Dr. Jorge Enrique Marcet, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Marcet is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include fistula, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Marcet is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Marcet trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Marcet average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, perirectal abscess, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie E Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Sanchez is a colon and rectal surgeon in Tampa, FL. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Sanchez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sanchez's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Surgical Procedures, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diverticular ... (Read more)

Dr. Damian Abel Laber, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Damian Laber is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Laber's clinical interests: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Laber honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Huron Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Bleeding, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheryl A Reed, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2605 W Swann Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cheryl Reed is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Reed's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and wellness visit. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Heritage Valley Beaver, Dr. Reed attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Reed (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cesar Alberto Santiago Munoz, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Santiago is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Santiago is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), fistula, and microsurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. He attended Ponce School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Santiago 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.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, fecal incontinence, constipation

All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Rectocele, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Franciso Echevarria, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Echevarria is a surgery specialist. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Echevarria completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Clinical interests for Dr. Echevarria include breast biopsy, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Echevarria's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Liver Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Mastectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

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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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