We found 10 gastroenterologists who accept BlueCare All Copay 1565 near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Maxwell Rent, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5425 Water Street
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Maxwell Rent, who practices in New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rent (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rent include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and esophageal dilation. Dr. Rent is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. After completing medical school at Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rent takes.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Curtis Paul Freedland, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road; 54 Ste 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Freedland specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Freedland is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Freedland takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Pancreatitis, Ulcers, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Frederick Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patients rated Dr. Staffetti highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Dilip V Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Ghanekar 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. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Sreenivasa Prasad Vangara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5515 Gulf Drive; Suite B
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sreenivas Vangara specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Vangara's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. He attended Guntur Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Ernest L Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road; 54 Ste 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Digiovanni works as an adult gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Largo, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, BayCare Health System, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Dr. Digiovanni honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Digiovanni attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Enteroscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Israel Crespo, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3633 Little Road; Suite 104
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Israel Crespo is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Crespo is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Crespo completed his residency training at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. His average patient rating is 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.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Satish Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Satish Patel is an adult gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Patel 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. Before completing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at S.N. Medical College, Agra.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3531 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Paul Gonzalez's specialty is adult gastroenterology. 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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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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