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We found 15 gastroenterologists who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Lutz, FL.

Dr. Robert Lipshutz Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Dawns Boulevard; #a
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Robert Gilbert is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, the University of Michigan Medical School, and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gilbert completed residency programs at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His areas of clinical interest consist of colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gilbert takes 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 Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Barry Alan Frank, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; # A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Barry Frank works as an adult gastroenterologist in Wesley Chapel, FL and Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Frank is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His average patient rating is 3.5 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. Frank honors.

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Clinical interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Martin E Maldonado-Alfandari, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B. Downs
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Martin Maldonado-Alfandari's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Esophagus Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Michael Bradley Small, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Van Dyke Road; #200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Michael Small's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Small takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Small is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Joseph Scott Caradonna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Caradonna works as a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Caradonna 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 affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Christian Said Najeep Bailey, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Van Dyke Road; #200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Christian Bailey is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of cryotherapy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Bailey's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bailey obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Dr. Ricardo Javier Prieto, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Prieto is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Prieto include barrett's esophagus, hepatobiliary disorders, and crohn's disease. Dr. Prieto is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He 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.

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Clinical interests: Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Hugh Feldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Feldman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feldman include inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Feldman is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Roland Lincoln Chin Lue, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Van Dyke Road; #200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Roland Chin-Lue is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Chin-Lue trained at Bridgeport Hospital. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Joseph Spencer Cody, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Cody is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in interventional endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Cody takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreas Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biliary Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 500
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Yasser Saloum sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Saloum 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5383 Primrose Lake Circle; Suite B-1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Imad Al-Nakshabendi is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14447 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ishwari Prasad specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tampa, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prasad 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.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 310
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Harris' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 340
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arthi Sanjeevi is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanjeevi accepts.

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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.