We found 22 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street North; Suite 201
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Abhitabh Patil practices adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks Marathi and Spanish. In Dr. Patil's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Patil's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1201 5th Avenue N; Physician Office
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Amy Strickland is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Strickland is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Strickland completed a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Strickland accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Kozlov specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Kozlov's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Manometry, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street North; Suite 201
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Jacob is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Jacob's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jacob include hepatitis and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Christian Medical College, Vellore for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street North; Suite 201
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mihir Patel specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He 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 a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5767 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jayaprakash Kamath is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Mysore Medical College. Dr. Kamath completed his residency training at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kamath include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Kamath's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Hepatitis, Liver ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2191 9th Avenue N; Suite 250
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Girish Patel is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Patel obtained his medical school training at B.J. Medical College and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of clinical interest consist of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), proctoscopy, and colonoscopy. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Esophageal Manometry, Enteroscopy, Flexible ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
501 Dr Ml King Jr Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thiru Arasu works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Arasu's practice, he is particularly interested in colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Arasu attended Stanley Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wyler Children's Hospital for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4855 1st Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Wharton practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wharton include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Wharton attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Wharton is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street North; Suite 201
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Chetan Desai is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatitis 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. Desai accepts. Before completing his residency at St. John's Queen's Hospital, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Government Medical College and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6217 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Venkata Iyunni is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Iyunni's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal) and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Indian Languages.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Polypectomy

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Harry Sperber's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Sperber attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
480 7th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michele Winesett is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of All Children's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Winesett's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She 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. Dr. Winesett has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
601 5th Street S; Suite #605
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Wilsey is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He accepts 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Wilsey performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
601 5th Street S; Suite 605
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sara Karjoo works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Karjoo is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She 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. She attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17626 Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Boulay is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Boulay's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Boulay's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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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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