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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 works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Gilbert has indicated that his clinical interests include colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. He is rated highly by his patients. 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. Dr. Gilbert studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, the University of Michigan Medical School, and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. 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 Dr. Frank's clinical interests: gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Frank has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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: 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is professionally 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Small is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He 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). He accepts 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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Dr. Joseph Scott Caradonna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Caradonna, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Caradonna include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He studied medicine at Indiana 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Roland Chin-Lue is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chin-Lue's areas of expertise include the following: biopsy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and upper endoscopy (EGD). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chin-Lue studied medicine at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Chin-Lue trained at Bridgeport Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Biopsy, Colonoscopy

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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Brandon, FL, Land O Lakes, FL, and Tampa, FL. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cody include interventional endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease. He 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. Dr. Cody is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Christian Bailey is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Bailey's areas of expertise include cryotherapy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Bailey is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bailey is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Prieto has indicated that his clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, hepatobiliary disorders, and crohn's disease. 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. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Feldman is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Feldman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from 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

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

Dr. Yasser Saloum is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Saloum 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. Saloum studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5383 Primrose Lake Circle; Suite B-1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Imad Al-Nakshabendi's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14447 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ishwari Prasad's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Prasad is 2.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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

Dr. Michael Harris is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 340
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arthi Sanjeevi specializes in adult gastroenterology. She takes 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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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.