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We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Jacksonville Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1375 Roberts Drive; Suite 204
Jacksonville Beach, FL
 

Dr. Joe Khoury is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khoury is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1375 Roberts Drive; Suite 204
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Murry Langfitt practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Langfitt is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1375 Roberts Drive; Suite 204
Jacksonville Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michael Ibach's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ibach honors.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. James Scolapio works as a gastroenterologist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scolapio attended Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Dr. Robert Terrell Bass Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
570 Jacksonville Drive
Jacksonville Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Bass is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bass honors. Dr. Bass graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1375 Roberts Drive; Suite 204
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Jacksonville, FL. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoffman is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.