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We found 22 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Kissimmee, FL.

Dr. Mario Felipe Moquete, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
809 E Oak Street; Suite 201
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mario Moquete's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Moquete 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 graduated from National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, small intestine disorders, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ERCP, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Small Intestine ... (Read more)

Dr. M. Sirajul Siraj Ul Islam, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
710 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. M. Islam practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Islam takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Dhaka Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Islam completed residency programs at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn and Cumberland Hospital, Brooklyn. Dr. Islam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, small intestine disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Badar Anwer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
210 E. Monument Avenue; Suite A
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Anwer's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Anwer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. Dr. Anwer attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, small intestine disorders, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ERCP, Proctosigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shams S.M. Tabrez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other, Adult Hepatology
818 W. Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Shams Tabrez specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Tabrez's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rawalpindi Medical College and the University of the Punjab and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tabrez (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, small intestine disorders, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Small Intestine Disorders, Acid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
12500 S Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Giovanni Spatola's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Spatola has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Spatola completed residency programs at Florida Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Spatola (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Acid Reflux, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Mamta Ved Vijayvargiya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
737 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mamta Vijayvargiya specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Her professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. She attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer. Dr. Vijayvargiya completed her residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. She is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Stem Cell Transplant, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Juan Ramirez, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
320 W Bass Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Ramirez specializes in general surgery and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Ramirez speaks Filipino. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach tumor

All Interests: Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Mohs Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Uterine Cancer, Tissue Transfer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricardo Herrarte Crisostomo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
201 Hilda Street; Suite 33
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Crisostomo works as a hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Crisostomo is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Federal University of Bahia. His residency was performed at San Juan Municipal Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, MRI, Myeloproliferative Disorders, Bone Marrow Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajaz Afzal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1032 Mann Street; Oak Medical Plaza 1
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ajaz Afzal specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Afzal is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and a graduate of Flushing Hospital Medical Center's residency program. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Afzal honors. Dr. Afzal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Afzal is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Amir Khan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
802 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Rueda Halili, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2400 N. Orange Blossom Trail
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Halili specializes in general surgery and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. Dr. Halili's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, breast surgery, and appendectomy. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Halili honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Abdominal Problems, Colon Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Fuad Hanna Shahin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
320 West Bass Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Fuad Shahin is a medical specialist in general surgery. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Shahin attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shahin speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Mohs Surgery, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward L J Frame, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3227 Hills Dale Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Edward Frame specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Kissimmee, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Frame obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hurley Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Frame is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Napoleon N Estrada, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
320 West Bass Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Napoleon Estrada practices general surgery in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and residency at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Estrada is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, appendicitis

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
724 West Vine Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Syed Mumtaz's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Mumtaz is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mumtaz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Sindh Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Queens Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adnan Akhtar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1300 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Adnan Akhtar is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Kissimmee, FL. His areas of expertise include bone marrow biopsy. Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Akhtar honors. After attending Rawalpindi Medical College for medical school, Dr. Akhtar completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Akhtar speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Postpartum, Vulvar Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Oral Cancer, ... (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.