We found 29 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Shah's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, MedStar Health, and Calvert Memorial Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Seth G.S. Medical College, and King Edward Medical University and residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, and Prince George's Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 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. Shah honors. He is open to 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Heiman include colposcopy, hepatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heiman accepts. Dr. Heiman graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Shepard is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Shepard attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

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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 in Tampa, FL. In his practice, Dr. Richter focuses on barrett's esophagus, achalasia, and eosinophilic esophagitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Richter a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Richter is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of National Naval Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors; Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology; and Best Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Barrett's Esophagus

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

Dr. Rene Gomez Esquivel's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. Dr. Gomez Esquivel graduated from the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of clinical interest consist of 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. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Therapeutic Endoscopy

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

Dr. Israel Crespo practices adult gastroenterology in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Dr. Crespo's areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Crespo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks 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. Ajay D Gohil, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Ms 3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ajay Gohil sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gohil 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. He is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Rook is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. She trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colonoscopy. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Arasu honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arasu's education and training includes medical school at Stanley Medical College and residency at Wyler Children's Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Eduardo Pablo Beltroy Cornejo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Mlk Boulevard; Mab 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Beltroy works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Beltroy honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Weintraub include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. The average patient rating for Dr. Weintraub is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weintraub 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. Dr. Weintraub is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Albers is a gastroenterologist and adult transplant hepatologist 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. Albers takes. Dr. Albers obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Luis Lopez is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lopez is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine and a graduate of Franklin Square Hospital Center's residency program. He honors 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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Dr. Shivinder Narwal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Ml King Jr Boulevard; Ms-3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shivinder Narwal practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Narwal's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital. He 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. After attending Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Juan M Young, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Young is an adult gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Young attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Michele Pacetti Winesett, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Mlk Boulevard; Medical Arts Building 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michele Winesett specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Winesett's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She 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. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Winesett's medical residency was performed at All Children's Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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.