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We found 22 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1400 near Homestead, FL.

Dr. Jay Joseph Mamel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Mdc 82
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jay Mamel is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of heartburn, gastrointestinal motility disorders, and abdominal pain. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Mamel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mamel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Academy of Educators, AGA; Dean's Incentive Award, University of South Florida; and Fellowship Teaching Award, University of South Florida. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, gastrointestinal motility disorders, small intestine disorders, colitis, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, ... (Read more)

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. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Heiman performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. His areas of clinical interest consist of colposcopy, hepatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. 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. Heiman speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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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. R. Shepard's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His clinical interests encompass crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Shepard is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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

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

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

Dr. Israel Crespo sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Crespo speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Crespo include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Crespo attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at William Beaumont Army Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Crespo is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Weintraub's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Weintraub 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Weintraub is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Hemorrhoids, Weight Management, Nutrition ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thiru Arasu's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Stanley Medical College, he performed his residency at Wyler Children's Hospital. His clinical interests include colonoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Arasu average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Arasu's professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, rectal prolapse, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis, rectal bleeding

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

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

Dr. Shivinder Narwal practices pediatric gastroenterology in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital. 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. Narwal attended Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school and subsequently trained at Kings County Hospital Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, rectal prolapse, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis, rectal bleeding

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

Dr. Rosa J Cuenca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Ms 3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rosa Cuenca's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Cuenca speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. She trained at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Dr. Cuenca's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cuenca accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, rectal prolapse, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis, rectal bleeding

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

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

Dr. John Delgado is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Delgado is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Delgado include hemorrhoid banding, biopsy, and colonoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delgado honors. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Delgado is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. Damian Laber, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Huron Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. Patients rated Dr. Laber highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Laber honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Laber is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michel M El-Murr, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Hmt Suite 410
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michel Murr is a physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Murr attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Murr's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, minimally invasive surgery, and hepatobiliary disorders. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Murr has received professional recognition including the following: USF Research Day: Outstanding Resident Research, University of South Florida; USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, Univeristy of South Florida; and USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, University of South Florida. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Morbid Obesity, Diabetes, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jorge Marcet specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Marcet's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Marcet has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Anthony Netterville Brannan, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4301 N Habana Avenue; Suite 460
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Brannan is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, hemorrhoid banding, and crohn's disease. Dr. Brannan 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. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Brannan's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Oliver Hough, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; 1st Floor Sjh Cancer Institute
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Hough is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Tampa, FL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hough include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hough's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Issues

Dr. Shawn David Larson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shawn Larson is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Larson include thyroid problems, pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. 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. Larson attended medical school at the University of Sheffield Medical School. He completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Larson's distinctions include: American Pediatric Surgery Foundation Scholar; UF Department of Surgery Research Career Development Award; and Resident of the Month, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , pyloric stenosis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, esophageal stricture (narrowing), appendicitis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Appendicitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Cellulitis, Pyloric Stenosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jaime Sanchez specializes in colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Sanchez is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

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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.