We found 10 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Melbourne, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Michigan Avenue
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Adwait Jathal specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Jathal average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Roberto Gomez-Suarez's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Miami Children's Hospital 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. Gomez-Suarez accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 Gateway Drive
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Kaseng Chan-Pong's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 Gateway Drive
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Schmidt's specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmidt accepts. Dr. Schmidt graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Michigan Avenue
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. John Turse's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Turse is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Schaefer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 Gateway Drive
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Mark Dillon's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Dillon a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 Gateway Drive
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Charles Farrington is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Farrington's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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
1223 Gateway Drive; Suite 2b
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Ian Steele works as a gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 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. Steele honors.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1301 Hickory Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Athan Kartsonis' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kartsonis is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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.