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We found 14 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept MyBlue Bronze 1602 near Lake Mary, FL.

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

Dr. Kalyani Gaddipati specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) speaks Telugu and French. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. On average, patients gave Dr. Gaddipati a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lenkala Mallaiah specializes in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mallaiah honors 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 Osmania University. He is 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, Upper Endoscopy, ERCP, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, ... (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. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Navarro is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Navarro graduated from the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Navarro trained 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, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Rectal Bleeding, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Calicut Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, and the University of Calcutta and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kunjumoideen is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. Neeraj Sharma specializes in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Sharma 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. He is a graduate of Indira Gandhi Medical College and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program.

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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 surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Steinbaum (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Steinbaum's areas of expertise include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Steinbaum 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. He accepts 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, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Winthrop University Hospital's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Visvalingam accepts. 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. 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. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Iacobelli is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, ... (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 is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Ummersen performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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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 has a special interest in robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Diaz at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Ponce School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Diaz is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Liver Resection, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maneesh Gossain specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Gossain attended Wayne State University 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. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Gregory Ortega is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ortega takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Ortega trained at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. 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. Santosh Mohandas Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair sees patients in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Nair is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras. For his residency, Dr. Nair trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Seema Harichand-Herdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 West First Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Daytona Beach, FL, Orange City, FL, and Sanford, FL. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Harichand attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Harichand is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, ... (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.