We found 43 gastroenterologists who accept BlueOptions near Pembroke Pines, FL.

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12311 Taft Street; Suite 1
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Rossana Moura is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Moura honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Moura (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital Pembroke.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
601 N. Flamingo Road; Suite 101
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Bachar Dahman practices adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Dahman a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Dahman attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Dahman is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1779 N. University Drive; Suite 101
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Brian Dooreck's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Dooreck highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dooreck honors. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Dooreck (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 100
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Mark Avila's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Avila include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatitis. Dr. Avila is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Before completing his residency at Tucson Medical Center and Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program, Dr. Avila attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Avila honors.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite M
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Barry Migicovsky works as an adult gastroenterologist and pediatric gastroenterologist in Cooper City, FL and Hollywood, FL. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Migicovsky is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Migicovsky attended the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Migicovsky (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 309
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Catherine Popkin's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Popkin is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. After attending East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Popkin's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite F
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Enrique Molina's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Zulia School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Molina honors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2261 N. University Drive; Suite 204
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Albert Fernandez-Bravo is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Fernandez-Bravo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 445, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Mark Lamet works as a gastroenterologist in Hollywood, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Lamet obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lamet accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 105
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Howard Rubenstein's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rubenstein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Rubenstein attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 225
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Howard Baikovitz is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Baikovitz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baikovitz obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite F, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Weiss is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiss is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Weiss speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1779 N. University Drive; Suite 101
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Steiner is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steiner studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1779 N. University Drive; Suite 101
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Peter Yotseff specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke. Dr. Yotseff is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yotseff's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is conversant in Greek.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite F
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Leon Maratchi is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Hollywood, FL and Cooper City, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Maratchi is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maratchi takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite F
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Baaz Mishiev's specialty is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Mishiev performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Russian. Dr. Mishiev is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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