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We found 60 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Sunrise, FL.

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Dr. Abhitabh A Patil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3031 N Rocky Point Drive West; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Abhitabh Patil is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Patil is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Patil include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Patil is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Atul Rasikial Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3120 W Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Atul Shah's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and HIV/AIDS. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, and Prince George's Hospital Center, Dr. Shah attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Seth G.S. Medical College, and King Edward Medical University for medical school. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, MedStar Health, and Calvert Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Weight Management, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Geriatric Health

Dr. David Robert Heiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4224 N Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Heiman practices adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colposcopy, hepatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Heiman graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Heiman trained at Shands HealthCare for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roland David Shepard, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4224 North Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. R. Shepard is an adult gastroenterologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shepard include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Shepard 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. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Joel Edward Richter, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Richter works as an adult gastroenterologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Richter's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at National Naval Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Top Doctors; Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology; and Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Richter has an open panel.

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Dr. Joseph Frederick Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3031 N Rocky Point Drive West; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti is a gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Staffetti studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Roger Williams Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Staffetti speaks Italian.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Dilip Vishwanath Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3031 N Rocky Point Drive West; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar works as a gastroenterologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghanekar accepts. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Israel Crespo, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6919 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Israel Crespo works as an adult gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Crespo's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community 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. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of William Beaumont Army Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Crespo speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3031 N Rocky Point Drive West; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Jacob specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jacob's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Jacob takes. He obtained his medical school training at Christian Medical College, Vellore and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Jacob's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

Dr. Girish Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
3031 N Rocky Point Drive West; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Girish Patel sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), proctoscopy, and colonoscopy. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University and residency at Cleveland Clinic. 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, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mihir Bhagwanji Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3031 N Rocky Point Drive West; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mihir Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel's areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Michael Israel Schulman, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
3031 N Rocky Point Drive West; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Schulman is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 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. Dr. Schulman attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Schulman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Haitian Creole. Dr. Schulman is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials

Dr. Nicholas Andrew Kozlov, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3031 N Rocky Point Drive West; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Kozlov practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Kozlov attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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

Dr. Curtis Paul Freedland, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3031 N Rocky Point Drive West; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Freedland's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Freedland 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 Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Marc Weintraub, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4108 Henderson Boulevard; Office of Alan Weintraub Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alan Weintraub is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Weintraub's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. Weintraub attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Hemorrhoids, Weight Management, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayaprakash Karkala Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3031 N Rocky Point Drive West; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jayaprakash Kamath's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Kamath has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dr. Kamath graduated from Mysore Medical College and then he performed his residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. He is 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)

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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.