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We found 14 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Saint Cloud, FL.

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

Dr. M. Islam practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Islam takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Dhaka Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Islam completed residency programs at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn and Cumberland Hospital, Brooklyn. Dr. Islam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, small intestine disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shams Tabrez specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Tabrez's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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 Rawalpindi Medical College and the University of the Punjab and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tabrez (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, small intestine disorders, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Small Intestine Disorders, Acid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fleites practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Cloud, FL and Orlando, FL. He 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. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fleites is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, small intestine disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Proctosigmoidoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Dr. Mamta Ved Vijayvargiya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Mamta Vijayvargiya specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Her professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. She attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer. Dr. Vijayvargiya completed her residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. She is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Stem Cell Transplant, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alka M Arora, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Alka Arora practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Ocoee, FL, Orlando, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Arora is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. She graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and Dow Medical College and then she performed her residency at Jamaica Hospital 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. Arora takes.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Juan Ramirez, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Ramirez specializes in general surgery and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Ramirez speaks Filipino. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach tumor

All Interests: Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Mohs Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Uterine Cancer, Tissue Transfer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Amir Khan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest A Chung, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
2920 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Chung practices general internal medicine. Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. After attending the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma

Dr. Fuad Hanna Shahin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Fuad Shahin is a medical specialist in general surgery. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Shahin attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. 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. Shahin speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Mohs Surgery, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vinicio Hernandez is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Orlando, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He has a special interest in bone marrow biopsy. Dr. Hernandez's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Hernandez attended medical school at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Napoleon N Estrada, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Napoleon Estrada practices general surgery in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and residency at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Estrada is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach tumor, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, appendicitis

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Amir Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Ahmed takes 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 Dow Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Westlake Hospital, Resurrection Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jorge Otoya's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Otoya has a special interest in bone marrow biopsy. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending National University of San Marcos for medical school, Dr. Otoya completed his residency training at St. Francis Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Sanjay Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at PinnacleHealth. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (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.