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We found 8 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept MyBlue Gold 1605 near Tampa, FL.

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

Dr. Rene Gomez Esquivel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and therapeutic endoscopy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Gomez Esquivel performed his residency 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. Dr. Gomez Esquivel welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Rook takes 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. Ajay D Gohil, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Ms 3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ajay Gohil specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Gohil's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Gohil completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. His professional affiliations include 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 Ml King Jr Boulevard; Ms-3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thiru Arasu works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arasu include colonoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Arasu average 3.5 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. Arasu takes. Dr. Arasu graduated from Stanley Medical College. He trained at Wyler Children's Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Beltroy trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. Dr. Narwal studied medicine at Government Medical College, Patiala. His residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Narwal 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. Michele Pacetti Winesett, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Mlk Boulevard; Medical Arts Building 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michele Winesett, who practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Winesett is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Winesett completed a residency program at All Children's Hospital. Dr. Winesett has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cuenca include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Cuenca is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cuenca accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine, she performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Cuenca is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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.