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 sees patients in Jupiter, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Koerner accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Taub is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and 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. Scott Altschuler is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Altschuler is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altschuler accepts.

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

Dr. Chester Maxson is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Jupiter, FL. Dr. Maxson is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Bernard Stein is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Stein 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.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
125 W Indiantown Road; Suite 106
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Sumant Chakravorty specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Jupiter, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 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. Chakravorty honors.

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

Dr. Louis Rosainz is a Jupiter, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.