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We found 7 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay HMO PD near Orlando, FL.

Dr. Reinaldo Figueroa Colon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
60 W Gore Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Reinaldo Figueroa-Colon is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Orlando, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Figueroa-Colon attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Figueroa-Colon is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Karoly Horvath, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
60 W Gore Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Karoly Horvath specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Orlando, FL. He studied medicine at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University. Dr. Horvath accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Devendra I Mehta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
60 W Gore Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Devendra Mehta's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Mehta graduated from the University of London. For Dr. Mehta's professional training, Dr. Mehta completed a residency program at The Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Mehta honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Jeffrey Arthur Bornstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
60 W Gore Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bornstein's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Bornstein trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for his residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bornstein is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Yamen Smadi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
60 W Gore Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Yamen Smadi is a pediatric gastroenterologist. 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 graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Smadi is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Shaista Syeda Safder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
60 W Gore Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Shaista Safder is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Orlando, FL. Dr. Safder (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Safder's education and training includes medical school at Deccan College of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She 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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Dr. James Paul Franciosi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1717 S. Orange Avenue; Suite 100
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. James Franciosi works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Orlando, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.