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We found 23 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Miami, FL.

Dr. Guillermo Pedro Gubbins, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 207a
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Gubbins is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Coral Gables, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), parasitic infection, and ulcers. Dr. Gubbins's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, Dr. Gubbins completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Food Allergy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Ulcers, Hepatitis, Parasitic Infection

Dr. Pedro Jose Greer Jr., MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
885 Sw 109 Avenue; Suite 131
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Greer practices gastroenterology (digestive system). Areas of expertise for Dr. Greer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and VA Medical Center, Dr. Greer attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Alfredo Jesus Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
885 Sw 109 Avenue; Suite 131
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Hernandez practices gastroenterology (digestive system). He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of ulcers, hepatitis, and food allergy. Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Food Allergy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Hepatitis

Dr. Jason Andrew Slate, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 805
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jason Slate practices adult gastroenterology in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Slate include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating 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 Gold. Dr. Slate graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Luis Francisco Caicedo-Oquendo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3601 Nw 107 Avenue
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Luis Caicedo-Oquendo's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Caicedo-Oquendo has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caicedo-Oquendo takes. Dr. Caicedo-Oquendo speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Phillip Grossman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1321 Nw 14th Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Philip Grossman is a gastroenterologist in Miami, FL. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of hepatitis and hemorrhoids. Dr. Grossman is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. Dr. Grossman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Somal Satish Shah, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
885 Sw 109 Avenue; Suite 131
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Somal Shah's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Shah performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Shah speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Erick Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1601 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Erick Hernandez practices pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hernandez include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Hernandez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Higher Institute of Medical Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hernandez's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Carlos Alberto Selema, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 510
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Selema sees patients in Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include cancer, ulcers, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital. Dr. Selema 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. Selema attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Selema trained at Griffin Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, Ulcers, Hepatitis, Weight Loss

Dr. Steven Jay Price, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1321 Nw 14th Street; 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Steven Price is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Miami, FL. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Price attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of obesity, cancer, and liver disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Price is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hemorrhoids

All Interests: Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Obesity, Hemorrhoids, Cancer

Dr. Alexander Nmi Veloso, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5101 Sw 8 Street; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Veloso is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Veloso graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Andreas Gerasimons Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Tzakis's residency, Dr. Tzakis trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis 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. Dr. Tzakis has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Liver Tumor, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Emanuele Menzo's specialty is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Menzo include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Menzo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, esophageal motility disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Bile Duct Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark William Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
7100 W 20th Avenue; #703
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Mark Gordon's medical specialty is general surgery. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Gordon attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gordon 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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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Colorectal Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5524 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato practices cardiology (heart disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Beato graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Michael Henriques, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3641 South Miami Avenue; Suite 331
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Steven Henriques works as a general surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and South Miami, FL. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Henriques speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, colon problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Colectomy, Incisional Hernia, Hiatal ... (Read more)

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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.