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

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

Dr. Abhitabh Patil sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Patil attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Mihir Patel is a gastroenterologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. 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. Patel studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Nicholas Kozlov's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He 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. Kozlov takes. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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

Dr. Girish Patel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel studied medicine at B.J. Medical College and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. His residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), proctoscopy, and colonoscopy. 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. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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

Dr. Anchal Sud's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sud include hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sud (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints, and Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Primary & Specialty Care. Dr. Sud welcomes 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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wharton include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. He is in-network for 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 Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his residency, Dr. Wharton trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Wharton is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He has a special interest in colonoscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Arasu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Stanley Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Wyler Children's Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Arasu's professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Petersburg, FL. 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. In his practice, Dr. Desai focuses on hepatitis and colonoscopy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Beljic graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Genesys Regional Medical Center. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Largo 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Nudell is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nudell takes.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sperber's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sperber 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.

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

Dr. Ernest Digiovanni's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Digiovanni is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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

Dr. Rajan Narula sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Most Insurance Plans, and Humana. Dr. Narula attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Evanston Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency.

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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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is general gynecology. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Flushing Hospital Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Acosta's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Acosta 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

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

Dr. Thomas John Robison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 302
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Robison works as a family practitioner in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before performing his residency at Alachua General Hospital, Dr. Robison attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robison include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. His average patient rating is 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. Robison honors. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Hasan Abid, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
5000 Park Street N; Suite 1017
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Syed Abid's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, and Forest Park Hospital, Dr. Abid attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Abid's clinical interests include cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and bone marrow aspiration. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abid (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, anal cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Rectal Cancer, Cancer, Hodgkin's ... (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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