We found 16 providers matching colonoscopy and who accept Aetna near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Amy Strickland practices adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Strickland is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strickland is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 174
  • Charge (avg.): $631 - $999
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $214 - $324
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 studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Kozlov's residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has a 4.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kozlov is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Esophageal Manometry, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Abhitabh Patil practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Patil studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patil trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 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. Patil takes. Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 109
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $179 - $310
Dr. Robert H Wharton Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4855 1st Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Wharton's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Dr. Wharton's professional affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital and BayCare Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wharton accepts. Dr. Wharton graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 146
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $229 - $317
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. Dr. Arasu's clinical interests encompass colonoscopy. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Arasu trained at Wyler Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Arasu speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

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

Dr. Jayaprakash Kamath is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kamath accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Mysore Medical College and a graduate of Helene Fuld Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kamath's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 440
  • Charge (avg.): $424 - $1,250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $207 - $555
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. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Desai's clinical interests: 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 honors. He attended Government Medical College and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John's Queen's Hospital, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

Dr. Harry Bruce Sperber, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Harry Sperber's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Sperber highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. 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. Sperber's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 346
  • Charge (avg.): $682 - $945
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $30 - $321
Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street North; Suite 201
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Jacob practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacob's areas of expertise consist of hepatitis and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical 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. He studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. Jacob completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 170
  • Charge (avg.): $700 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $171 - $324
Dr. Mihir Bhagwanji Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street North; Suite 201
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mihir Patel is an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

Dr. Girish B Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2191 9th Avenue N; Suite 250
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Girish Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel attended B.J. Medical College and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. His clinical interests include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), proctoscopy, and colonoscopy. 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. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Esophageal Manometry, Enteroscopy, Flexible ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 328
  • Charge (avg.): $233 - $338
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $170 - $324
Dr. Tejinder Singh Glamour, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
6225 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Tejinder Glamour specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Glamour (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hemorrhoid banding, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy. Dr. Glamour is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital. He attended medical school at Dayanand Medical College & Hospital. For his professional training, Dr. Glamour completed a residency program at Huron Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Glamour average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 344
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $219 - $301
Dr. Ernst S Bontemps, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1609 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 3m
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ernst Bontemps' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bontemps (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and BayCare Health System. He trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Patients gave Dr. Bontemps an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Enteroscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheldon L Scheinert, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1609 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 3m
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sheldon Scheinert is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scheinert honors. Dr. Scheinert attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Scheinert's residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Proctoscopy, Training, Biopsy, Small Intestine Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Curt Rehnke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 460
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Rehnke is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rehnke include tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), hemorrhoid banding, and carotid artery disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Rehnke is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rehnke graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rehnke completed a residency program at New York Methodist Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Paracentesis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nagella Ravindra, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
4801 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nagella Ravindra is a specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, esophageal surgery, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Ravindra is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and Kurnool Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New Britain General Hospital and Aurora Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ravindra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Mastectomy, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the use of a special tool called a colonoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end) to examine the inside of the colon and rectum. The tube is typically inserted anally, and it allows the physician to examine the large intestine from the inside. It may be done at any time to diagnose bowel problems, but routine colonoscopies are advised after the age of 50 to screen for colon cancer.

A colonoscopy may be performed to diagnose:
  • Intestinal ulcers
  • Polyps
  • Bowel cancer
  • An unidentified source of pain or bleeding in the intestine

You may be asked to drink only liquids in the days before a colonoscopy, or you may be given an enema to remove residual fecal matter. Before the exam, you are given medication to help you relax, and you lay on your side on a table. The scope is inserted into the anus and gently moved all the way through the large intestine. Air may be pumped into the intestine to improve the view for the physician. Any polyps that are found will be removed. Then the colonoscope will be withdrawn. A colonoscopy is not usually painful, but you may feel some bloating or have some cramps right afterward. If you had polyps removed you might experience a small amount of bleeding. Any side effects should go away within a few hours.
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