We found 18 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Lake Mary, FL.

Dr. Kalyani Gaddipati, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2051
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kalyani Gaddipati's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gaddipati is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and French. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, indigestion, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, vomiting, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticular disease, heartburn, duodenal ulcer, esophageal ulcer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, bowel obstruction, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal Ulcer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Felix Angel Navarro Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1403 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 206
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Felix Navarro's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Navarro is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. 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. After attending the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, indigestion, pyloric stenosis, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diverticular disease, heartburn, duodenal ulcer, esophageal ulcer, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, bowel obstruction, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Rectal Bleeding, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lenkala Reddy Mallaiah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
311 North Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Lenkala Mallaiah is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mallaiah graduated from Osmania University. Patient ratings for Dr. Mallaiah average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mallaiah accepts. Dr. Mallaiah is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Rectal Bleeding, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ERCP, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is an oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patient ratings for Dr. Sharma average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach problems, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath Kochumohammed Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He graduated from Calicut Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, and the University of Calcutta. For his residency, Dr. Kunjumoideen trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider 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: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach problems, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Visvalingam is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach problems, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Don Steinbaum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 2451
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Steinbaum is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Steinbaum (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patient ratings for Dr. Steinbaum average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Steinbaum honors 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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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity ... (Read more)

Dr. Pothen Cherian Koruth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
758 N Sun Drive; Street #104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Koruth is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He studied medicine at Calicut Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Koruth average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koruth accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Gerard Lester, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Steven Lester is a radiation oncology specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, Dr. Lester performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His professional affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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

All Interests: Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Neck Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Tongue ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory L Ortega, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega works as an adult hematologist and oncologist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ortega accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Ortega is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach problems, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Santosh Mohandas Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. Dr. Nair honors 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 Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach problems, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinay Chandra Srivastava, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1621 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Vinay Srivastava is a general internist in Sanford, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Srivastava is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Srivastava attended medical school at King George Medical University. He trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan Weber Iacobelli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 2451
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Joan Iacobelli's specialty is general surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. On average, patients gave Dr. Iacobelli a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, bowel obstruction

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn Van Van Ummersen, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Lynn Ummersen specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before completing her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Ummersen attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Ummersen is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, stomach problems, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Fernando Diaz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 2451
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Diaz is a general surgeon in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Diaz's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diaz 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, bowel obstruction

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Hemorrhoidectomy, Hepatectomy, Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Maneesh Gossain, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Maneesh Gossain's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gossain graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach problems, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Brain Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue ... (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.