Finding Providers
loading

We found 12 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1456 near Tallahassee, FL.

Dr. Shams S.M. Tabrez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other, Adult Hepatology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Shams Tabrez is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tabrez attended Rawalpindi Medical College and the University of the Punjab and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tabrez (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, small intestine disorders, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Small Intestine Disorders, Acid ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fleites is an adult gastroenterologist. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fleites accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, small intestine disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Proctosigmoidoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Dr. Mamta Ved Vijayvargiya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Mamta Vijayvargiya practices adult hematology and adult oncology. She accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vijayvargiya graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer. She trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Vijayvargiya is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Stem Cell Transplant, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pilar Reyes Gonzales, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Pilar Gonzales is a general practitioner and pediatrician in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Gonzales average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gonzales attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then went on to complete her residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Gonzales is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, stomach problems, constipation

All Interests: Depression, Headache, Ear Infection, Strep Throat, Fever, Allergies, Common Cold, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alka M Arora, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Alka Arora practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Arora accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at Maulana Azad Medical College and Dow Medical College and performed her residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajaz Afzal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Ajaz Afzal's specialty is general internal medicine. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, Dr. Afzal completed his residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Tariq Mumtaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Syed Mumtaz is a general internist. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mumtaz graduated from Sindh Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Mumtaz completed a residency program at Queens Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Mumtaz average 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mumtaz 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Vinicio Hernandez is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Orlando, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. His clinical interests encompass bone marrow biopsy. Dr. Hernandez is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology and performed his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexis Rojas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Alexis Rojas is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Rojas is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. For his residency, Dr. Rojas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. His average patient rating is 3.5 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, HPV, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Guillermo Otoya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Otoya sees patients in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Otoya include bone marrow biopsy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Otoya at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. Before performing his residency at St. Francis Hospital, Dr. Otoya attended National University of San Marcos for medical school. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Otoya is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Amir Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed, who practices in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Ahmed's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Westlake Hospital, Resurrection Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irfan Siddique, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Irfan Siddique is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Siddique is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Nishtar Medical College and residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Siddique (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.