We found 5 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay Carelink HMO near Tampa, FL.

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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. Michelle Tara Rook, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Mlk 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 Ml 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. 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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Dr. Rosa J Cuenca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Ms 3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rosa Cuenca's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Cuenca's areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. The average patient rating for Dr. Cuenca is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts 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: Paracentesis, Gastroparesis, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.