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

Dr. Barry Frank is a gastroenterologist in Wesley Chapel, FL and Tampa, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Frank is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Frank has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer

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

Dr. Robert Gilbert is an adult gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL. These areas are among Dr. Gilbert's clinical interests: colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Before performing his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Dr. Gilbert attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Gilbert average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gilbert 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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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Joseph S 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. His areas of clinical interest consist of interventional endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cody studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Cody is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreas Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biliary Disorders

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

Dr. Joseph Caradonna's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Caradonna attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Caradonna is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

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

Dr. Ricardo Prieto's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, hepatobiliary disorders, and crohn's disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Dennis H 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 is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feldman include inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He 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 attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

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

Dr. Martin Maldonado is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Maldonado has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). 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. Maldonado graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
18928 N. Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 2.5 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. Patel honors. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Richard Francis McDonough, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Richard McDonough practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. McDonough has indicated that his clinical interests include palliative care, lymphoma, and research. 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. McDonough's professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Research, Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems, Palliative Care

Dr. Samantha Sue Lindsay, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16541 Pointe Village Drive; Suite 211
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Lindsay specializes in family medicine and practices in Lutz, FL. She 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. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
18928 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Choksi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choksi include diabetes, obesity, and heart problems. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and residency at New York Methodist Hospital. 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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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Hernia, Echocardiogram, Acid Reflux

Dr. Samina Reza, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Samina Reza is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Zephyrhills, FL, Dade City, FL, and Land O Lakes, FL. She is especially interested in lymphoma. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Reza attended Sindh Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She 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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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems

Dr. Robert James Theobald III, DO
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Robert Theobald is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Theobald studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Endoscopy, Rectal Surgery, Colorectal Problems

Dr. Christine Gail Simone, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Christine Simone is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include lymphoma and cancer survivorship. She 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. Dr. Simone studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Breast Issues, Cancer Survivorship, Gastrointestinal Problems, Lymphoma, Deep Vein Thrombosis

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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.

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