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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 an Orlando, FL physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Figueroa-Colon honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Figueroa-Colon is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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 is an Orlando, FL physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Bornstein completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology in Orlando, FL. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Mehta accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mehta graduated from the University of London and then Dr. Mehta performed Dr. Mehta's residency at The Hospital for Sick Children.

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

Dr. Karoly Horvath's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Horvath accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Horvath completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University.

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

Dr. Yamen Smadi is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Orlando, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smadi takes. Before completing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Smadi attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Smadi is 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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Safder's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Safder (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. James Paul Franciosi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1717 S. Orange Avenue; Suite 100
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. James Franciosi is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Orlando, FL. He is an in-network provider for 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.