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

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

Dr. Karoly Horvath is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He studied medicine at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Horvath completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University. He 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. 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Mehta honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of London for medical school, Dr. Mehta completed Dr. Mehta's residency training at The Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Mehta 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 a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Orlando, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bornstein is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Bornstein trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Orlando, FL. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smadi completed a residency program at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smadi accepts.

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

Dr. Shaista Safder specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Safder (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Safder obtained her medical school training at Deccan College of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
83 W Columbia Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Reinaldo Figueroa-Colon 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. Dr. Figueroa-Colon is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1717 S. Orange Avenue; Suite 100
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. James Franciosi's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He takes 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 Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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.
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