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We found 9 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Lakeland, FL.

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Dr. Louis Stephen Saco, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 N Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Louis Saco practices adult gastroenterology in Lakeland, FL. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Saco performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Abms Board Certification:gastroenterology; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Fellow, American College Of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Saco has a closed panel.

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Dr. Mahmudul Haque, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
805 East Garden Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Mahmudul Haque specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Haque attended Dhaka Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital, Washington D.C. for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Haque (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Haque is professionally affiliated with Vidant Medical Center, Vidant Health, and Winter Haven Hospital.

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Dr. David J Vargas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1114 S Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. David Vargas is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Vargas is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Winter Haven Hospital. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Danbury Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Patient ratings for Dr. Vargas average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vargas 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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Dr. Robert Douglas Lamport, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1222 S Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Robert Lamport works as a gastroenterologist in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Lamport is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Lamport is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Victor Chinedu Nwakakwa, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Victor Nwakakwa practices adult gastroenterology in Lakeland, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nwakakwa attended the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ugochukwu Nzeako is a gastroenterologist in Lakeland, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Nzeako's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Dr. Roger Augusto Montenegro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
130 Pablo Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Roger Montenegro, who practices in Lakeland, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Montenegro is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. He 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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Dr. Luis Alejandro Servin-Abad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
130 Pablo Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Luis Servin-Abad specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Servin-Abad is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He attended medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Servin-Abad completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Joffre Regner Rivera, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Joffre Rivera works as a gastroenterologist. 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. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Rivera is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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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.