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We found 20 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Cigna near Tallahassee, FL.

Dr. Mario Felipe Moquete, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Mario Moquete practices adult gastroenterology in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Moquete graduated from National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Moquete's hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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

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

Dr. Mohammad Badar Anwer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Anwer's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Anwer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Anwer's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ERCP, Proctosigmoidoscopy, ... (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.

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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.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, stomach problems, constipation

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

Dr. Ricardo Herrarte Crisostomo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Crisostomo's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended Federal University of Bahia and then went on to complete his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital. Dr. Crisostomo is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Crisostomo's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, MRI, Myeloproliferative Disorders, Bone Marrow Biopsy, ... (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.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

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

Dr. Muhammad Amir Khan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Khan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward L J Frame, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Edward Frame practices general internal medicine in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Frame is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hurley Medical Center, Dr. Frame attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frame takes.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

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

Dr. Francisco Rueda Halili, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Halili works as a general surgeon in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, breast surgery, and appendectomy. Dr. Halili's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Halili accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Abdominal Problems, Colon Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul David Sovran, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Aerospace Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Paul Sovran practices geriatrics (elderly care) and aerospace medicine. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sovran is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sovran is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, diarrhea, diverticular disease, constipation, colitis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Restless Leg Syndrome, Nosebleeds, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Incontinence, ... (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.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

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

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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.

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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.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Adnan Akhtar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Adnan Akhtar practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Akhtar is especially interested in bone marrow biopsy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Rawalpindi Medical College. Dr. Akhtar trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Postpartum, Vulvar Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Mehr Rahmatullah's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rahmatullah accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and First Health. She attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Orlando Health for residency. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (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.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

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