We found 11 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept MyBlue Bronze 1602 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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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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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Hepatitis, Colon ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Echocardiogram, Polypectomy, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems

All 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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colon Problems, 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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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, gastritis, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, encopresis, gastroparesis, chronic constipation, rectal problems, malabsorption, rectal prolapse, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

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

Dr. Tejinder S Glamour, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
6225 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Tejinder Glamour is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. His clinical interests include hepatobiliary disorders, stomach problems, and hemorrhoid banding. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Glamour honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Dayanand Medical College & Hospital for medical school, he completed his residency training at Huron Hospital. Dr. Glamour (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Advanced Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue North; Bay Surgical Specialists - 7th Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Huguet's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and whipple procedure. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He 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. Huguet studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach problems, stomach cancer, colon problems, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Sleeve ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Matthew Couch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
4801 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. H. Couch's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Couch include crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Couch at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Flinders University School of Medicine and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. Couch (or staff) speaks Spanish, Thai, and Indian Languages. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colon problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Hernia, Wounds, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meenakshi Jain, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3275 66th Street N; Suite 7
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Meenakshi Jain is a general gynecologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Jain is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: endometriosis, laser treatment, and robotic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Jain 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 attended the University of Delhi and then went on to complete her residency at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Birth Control Implant, Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Robison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 302
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Robison is a family medicine practitioner in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Robison's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Alachua General Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Robison average 4.5 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. Robison accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Skin Issues, ... (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.

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