We found 10 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare near Melbourne, FL.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1717 South Orange Avenue; Suite #100
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Gomez-Suarez is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Gomez-Suarez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Miami Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
240 N Wickham Road; Suite 309
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. David Schaefer specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Melbourne, FL. Dr. Schaefer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 Gateway Drive
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Kaseng Chan-Pong is an adult gastroenterologist in Melbourne, FL. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Michigan Avenue
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Adwait Jathal specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Jathal studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Michigan Avenue
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. John Turse is a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Turse 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 Gateway Drive; Suite 2b
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Ian Steele practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Steele has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts 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
1223 Gateway Drive
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Mark Dillon's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Dillon an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 Gateway Drive; Suite 2a
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Gita Koshy is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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
1223 Gateway Drive
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Charles Farrington specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Melbourne, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 Gateway Drive
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Schmidt's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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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.
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