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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 a gastroenterologist in Coral Gables, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), parasitic infection, and ulcers. Dr. Gubbins accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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 specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system) and practices in Miami, FL. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Greer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and VA Medical Center, Dr. Greer attended Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Greer speaks Spanish. Dr. Greer's professional affiliations include 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 is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He works in Miami, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hernandez include ulcers, hepatitis, and food allergy. Patient ratings for Dr. Hernandez average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hernandez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hernandez is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Luis Caicedo-Oquendo practices pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Caicedo-Oquendo include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Caicedo-Oquendo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Jason Andrew Slate, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 805
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jason Slate is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Miami, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Slate is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is conversant in Spanish.

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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 Miami, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Grossman graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center. He has a special interest in hepatitis and hemorrhoids. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Grossman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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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, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). 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. Shah attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Shah speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hernandez include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Hernandez 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. He graduated from Higher Institute of Medical Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a Coral Gables, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Selema's clinical interests include cancer, ulcers, and hepatitis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Griffin Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Miami, FL. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Price trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, cancer, and liver disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Price is professionally 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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Veloso focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). 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. Veloso is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Andreas Tzakis specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Tzakis performed Dr. Tzakis's residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek.

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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 practices surgery in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Menzo's areas of expertise include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Menzo attended the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo accepts 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: , esophageal cancer, 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 Surgery, Other
7100 W 20th Avenue; #703
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Mark Gordon is a medical specialist in surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Gordon honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gordon attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Beato speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beato include knee problems, migraine, and depression. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He attended the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Beato honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Agustin Lazaro Torre, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
1106 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Agustin Torre's areas of specialization are general practice and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Coral Gables, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Torre's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He honors AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Back Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (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.