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 physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University. Dr. Horvath 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Mehta graduated from the University of London. Dr. Mehta's medical residency was performed at The Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Mehta takes 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. Shaista Syeda Safder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
60 W Gore Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Shaista Safder practices pediatric gastroenterology in Orlando, FL. Her 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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Safder (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Bornstein's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He honors 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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Smadi is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Smadi's medical residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
83 W Columbia Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Reinaldo Figueroa-Colon's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Figueroa-Colon honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Orlando, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Franciosi graduated from 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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