We found 5 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1456 near Orlando, FL.
Dr. Rafael Fleites specializes in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Fleites is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Manometry, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Barrett's Esophagus, Proctosigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)
Dr. Glenn Osterweil's specialties are acupuncture and podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterweil include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Dr. Osterweil takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Osterweil trained at Genessee Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
All Interests: Sports Health, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Moxibustion, Common Cold, Cupping, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)
Dr. Alka Arora is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Arora (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Arora's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Before performing her residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Arora attended Maulana Azad Medical College and Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Arora 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.
Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer
All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)
Dr. Steven Lester is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Lester takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.
Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer
All Interests: Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Neck Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Tongue ... (Read more)
Dr. Maneesh Gossain practices radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gossain is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach problems, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer
All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Brain Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)
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The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.
IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.
Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.
GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.
Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.
Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.
Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.