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We found 7 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect near Jupiter, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1002 S Old Dixie Highway; Suite 201
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Roger Koerner works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Koerner is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1002 S Old Dixie Highway; Suite 201
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Sheldon Taub's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Taub is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Taub include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Dr. Scott Everett Altschuler, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1002 S Old Dixie Highway; Suite 201
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Scott Altschuler is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Altschuler takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Sumant Kumar Chakravorty, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
125 W Indiantown Road; Suite 106
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Sumant Chakravorty works as an adult gastroenterologist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1002 S Old Dixie Highway; Suite 201
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Chester Maxson is a gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Maxson is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maxson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1002 S Old Dixie Highway; Suite 201
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Bernard Stein practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stein studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. 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.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1002 S Old Dixie Highway; Suite 201
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Louis Rosainz is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rosainz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.