We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Saint Cloud, FL.

Showing 1-5 of 5
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Mastali is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Mastali is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and South Lake Hospital.

Read more
Dr. M. Sirajul Siraj Ul Islam, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. M. Islam is a gastroenterologist in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Dhaka Medical College for medical school, Dr. Islam completed his residency training at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn and Cumberland Hospital, Brooklyn. Dr. Islam (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

Read more

Clinical interests: Achalasia, Hemorrhoidectomy, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Shams S.M. Tabrez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other, Adult Hepatology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Shams Tabrez is a gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist in Apopka, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Kissimmee, FL. He studied medicine at Rawalpindi Medical College and the University of the Punjab. Dr. Tabrez completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tabrez 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. Tabrez (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

Read more

Clinical interests: Achalasia, Anoscopy, Esophagitis, Esophageal Ulcer, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fleites works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional 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. Fleites is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency.

Read more

Clinical interests: Manometry, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Small Intestine Disorders, Acid Reflux, Liver Biopsy, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Syed Lateef is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Gandhi Medical College and performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Lateef 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.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.