We found 40 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Pinellas Park, FL.

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Dr. Nicholas Andrew Kozlov, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Kozlov's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Kozlov's training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Kozlov a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, stomach problems, small intestine disorders

All Interests: Esophageal Manometry, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Abhitabh A Patil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street North; Suite 201
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Abhitabh Patil practices adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Patil include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Patil accepts 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 Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Anchal Sud, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3201 S. 16th Street (euclid Building); Suite 1000
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Anchal Sud is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and women's health issues. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sud graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Sud (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints, and Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Primary & Specialty Care. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Women's Health Issues, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Robert H Wharton Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4855 1st Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Wharton is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. He 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. Dr. Wharton obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, small intestine disorders

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thiru S Arasu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
501 Dr Ml King Jr Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thiru Arasu, who practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include colonoscopy. Dr. Arasu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. His residency was performed at Wyler Children's Hospital. Dr. Arasu is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, rectal prolapse, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chetan K Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street North; Suite 201
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Chetan Desai's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Desai include hepatitis and colonoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. 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. Desai obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University and performed his residency at St. John's Queen's Hospital, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, ERCP, Hepatitis, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Beljic, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 200
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Steven Beljic sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Beljic's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Largo Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beljic takes. Dr. Beljic graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Justin R Nudell, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 200
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Justin Nudell is a gastroenterologist in Largo, FL. Dr. Nudell 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. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Blood Tests, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Enteroscopy, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry Bruce Sperber, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Harry Sperber is a gastroenterologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Sperber has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Sperber is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, heartburn, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Colon Polypectomy, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mihir Bhagwanji Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street North; Suite 201
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mihir Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

Dr. Ernest L Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10000 Bay Pines Boulevard
Bay Pines, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Digiovanni works as an adult gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Largo, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, BayCare Health System, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Dr. Digiovanni honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Digiovanni attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids, chronic constipation, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Enteroscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Girish B Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2112 16th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Girish Patel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), proctoscopy, and colonoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. After completing medical school at B.J. Medical College and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, stomach problems, small intestine disorders, colon problems

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Esophageal Manometry, Enteroscopy, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajan Narula, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2763 1st Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rajan Narula is a gastroenterologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Narula honors Coventry, Most Insurance Plans, Humana, and more. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Evanston Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, small intestine disorders

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Foreign Body ... (Read more)

Dr. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Acosta studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Acosta include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. Dr. Acosta has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Huguet attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Huguet is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Huguet speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach tumor, colorectal problems, colon cancer, colon problems, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Esophagus Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Hazem Fuad Al Andary, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
5500 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hazem Al-Andary specializes in adult hospital medicine. In Dr. Al-Andary's practice, he is particularly interested in hospital care. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Al-Andary honors. Dr. Al-Andary obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Al-Andary (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lebanese and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

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.

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