We found 23 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Amy Bolton Koenig Strickland Menon, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1201 5th Avenue N; Physician Office
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Amy Strickland specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Strickland attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Strickland is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Carillon Surgery Center, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Dr. Jayaprakash Karkala Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5767 49th Street N; Suite A
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jayaprakash Kamath's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamath's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital (Georgia). Dr. Kamath 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. Before completing his residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Kamath attended medical school at Mysore Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Indian Languages.

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

Dr. Michele Pacetti Winesett, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
480 7th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michele Winesett is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Winesett is affiliated with All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at All Children's Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Winesett is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Venkata Sesha Sayi Nat Iyunni, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6217 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Venkata Iyunni practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Iyunni (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Iyunni has indicated that his clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), liver disease, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Bardmoor Surgery Center. Before completing his residency at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Dr. Iyunni attended medical school at Nagpur University. Dr. Iyunni honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Echocardiogram, Polypectomy, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Nicholas Kozlov practices adult gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Kozlov studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency. Patients rated Dr. Kozlov highly, giving him an average 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.

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

Dr. Robert Wharton is a gastroenterologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Wharton include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Dr. Wharton's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. 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. Wharton attended Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thiru Arasu's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Stanley Medical College, he performed his residency at Wyler Children's Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arasu include colonoscopy. Dr. Arasu is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

Dr. Neil Singh Bajwa, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6225 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Neil Bajwa's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bajwa graduated from Medical University of the Americas and then he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatobiliary disorders, stomach problems, and inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bajwa (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Advanced Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Mouth Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Abhitabh Patil is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Patil's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners. He honors 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 Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine, he 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.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Daniel Theodore McClenathan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
601 5th Street S; Suite #605
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Daniel McClenathan is a pediatric gastroenterologist. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. McClenathan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. McClenathan is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Michael John Wilsey Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
601 5th Street S; Suite #605
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Wilsey, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilsey honors. Dr. Wilsey's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Donna Romona Powell, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6000 49th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Donna Powell's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Powell 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. She graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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

Dr. Mihir Patel is a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include hepatitis, colon problems, 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 accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colon Problems, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Chetan Desai sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai honors. Before completing his residency at St. John's Queen's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Government Medical College and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

Dr. Shivinder Narwal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
501 Martin Luther King Street S
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Shivinder Narwal practices pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital. Dr. Narwal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Narwal attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala. In addition to English, Dr. Narwal speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1099 5th Avenue North; Suite 160
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Jacob works as an adult gastroenterologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. He is a graduate of Christian Medical College. Dr. Jacob trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jacob include hepatitis and colonoscopy. Dr. Jacob is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

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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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