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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 N Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Louis Saco works as an adult gastroenterologist in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Saco accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Saco attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Abms Board Certification:gastroenterology; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Fellow, American College Of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Unfortunately, Dr. Saco is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He obtained his medical school training at Dhaka Medical College and performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Washington D.C.. Patients gave Dr. Haque an average rating of 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. Dr. Haque (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Haque's hospital/clinic affiliations include Vidant Medical Center, Vidant Health, and Winter Haven Hospital.

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Dr. Robert Douglas Lamport, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1222 S Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Robert Lamport, who practices in Lakeland, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Lamport is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Lamport graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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

Dr. David Vargas is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vargas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Danbury Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Vargas attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Vargas speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Winter Haven Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ugochukwu Nzeako's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nzeako takes. Dr. Nzeako graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for his residency.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Victor Nwakakwa is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Lakeland, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nwakakwa graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Luis Alejandro Servin-Abad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
130 Pablo Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Luis Servin-Abad practices adult gastroenterology in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Servin-Abad attended the University of Panama School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
130 Pablo Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Roger Montenegro is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Montenegro is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Joffre Rivera is a gastroenterologist in Lakeland, FL. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivera accepts. Dr. Rivera's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.