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We found 30 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Sunrise, FL.

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

Dr. Atul Shah's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Seth G.S. Medical College, and King Edward Medical University, he performed his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, and Prince George's Hospital Center. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Shah's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, MedStar Health, and Calvert Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shah is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Heiman completed his residency training at Shands HealthCare. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heiman include colposcopy, hepatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heiman takes. Dr. Heiman 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, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Shepard attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Shepard's areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shepard 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 affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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

Dr. Rene Daniel Gomez Esquivel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rene Gomez Esquivel is an adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and therapeutic endoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomez Esquivel honors. Dr. Gomez Esquivel is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gomez Esquivel's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Therapeutic Endoscopy

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

Dr. Joel Richter is a gastroenterologist. Before completing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Richter attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctors; Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology; and Best Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Richter's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Israel Crespo's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at William Beaumont Army Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Crespo's clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Crespo is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Crespo is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Alan Weintraub specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Weintraub a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Weintraub honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Ajay D Gohil, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Ms 3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ajay Gohil's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Gohil average 2.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Gohil is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Dr. Christopher Michael Albers, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
409 Bayshore Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Albers practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology in Tampa, FL. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Albers accepts. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Michelle Tara Rook, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W. Martin Lurther King Boulevard; Mab 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michelle Rook is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rook takes. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Rook trained at Maimonides Medical Center for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Thiru S Arasu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Ms 3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thiru Arasu is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arasu include colonoscopy. Dr. Arasu's professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and All Children's Hospital. Dr. Arasu is a graduate of Stanley Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Arasu trained at Wyler Children's Hospital. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 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.

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

Dr. Eduardo Pablo Beltroy Cornejo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Mlk Boulevard; Mab 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Beltroy specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Beltroy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beltroy honors.

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Dr. Luis Javier Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 N Habana Avenue; Suite 701
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Luis Lopez's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lopez honors. Dr. Lopez attended Ponce School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Franklin Square Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Lopez is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Donna Romona Powell, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Donna Powell's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Powell's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Shivinder Narwal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Ml King Jr Boulevard; Ms-3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shivinder Narwal's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Government Medical College, Patiala and then went on to complete his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Narwal is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, 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)

Dr. Leopoldo Grauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4600 N Habana Avenue; Suite 29
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Leopoldo Grauer sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Grauer average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Grauer is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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. Grauer attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He speaks Spanish.

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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.