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We found 30 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Temple Terrace, FL.

Dr. Soojong Hong Chae, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Soojong Chae practices adult gastroenterology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chae include inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Chae obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She has received distinctions including Health Professional Student Council Travel Scholarship, University of Illinois and Bertram Richardson Scholarship, University of Illinois.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Motility Disorders

Dr. Jay Joseph Mamel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6318 S. Queensway Drive
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Jay Mamel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Mamel average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mamel's areas of clinical interest consist of heartburn, gastrointestinal motility disorders, and abdominal pain. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mamel takes. Dr. Mamel is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Academy of Educators, AGA; Dean's Incentive Award, University of South Florida; and Fellowship Teaching Award, University of South Florida.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lipshutz Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Dawns Boulevard; #a
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Robert Gilbert's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gilbert at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Gilbert attended Wayne State University School of Medicine, the University of Michigan Medical School, and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Rene Daniel Gomez Esquivel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
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. Joel Edward Richter, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Richter practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Richter is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before completing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Richter attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Top Doctors; Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology; and Best Doctors. Dr. Richter has an open panel.

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Dr. John William Jacobs Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Jacobs sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. Dr. Jacobs's areas of expertise consist of achalasia and esophageal stricture (narrowing). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Jacobs attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Gastrointestinal Problems, Esophageal Stricture

Dr. Luis Roberto Pena, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Luis Pena practices adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Pena takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Lexington VA Medical Center and Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Dr. Barry Alan Frank, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; # A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Barry Frank is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Wesley Chapel, FL and Tampa, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frank 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. Dr. Frank obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Mark Sol Eisner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13601 Bruce B Downs; #221
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Eisner is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Zephyrhills, FL, Dade City, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Eisner's areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis C, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Eisner average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis C, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Martin E Maldonado-Alfandari, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Martin Maldonado-Alfandari specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tampa, FL. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari's areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). His average patient rating is 2.5 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. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Esophagus Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Patrick G Brady, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Brady, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Brady include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), barrett's esophagus, and ablation. Dr. Brady is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Distinguished Service Award, Florida Gastroenterologic Society; and Harold J. Jeghers Memorial Lecturer, New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Brady welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Barrett's Esophagus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Therapeutic Endoscopy, Celiac Disease, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Lynn Harris, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cynthia Harris, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Harris performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Dr. Tawfik Najib Chami, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13601 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 221
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tawfik Chami, who practices in Zephyrhills, FL, Tampa, FL, and Dade City, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chami is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in colon cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). 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 attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chami completed a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Cancer, Acid Reflux

Dr. Emmanuel Mompi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
341 Bullard Parkway; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Emmanuel Mompi's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mompi attended medical school at Comenius University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mompi include flexible sigmoidoscopy, upper endoscopy, and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mompi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Slovak. Dr. Mompi's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, ERCP, Colonoscopy

Dr. Eugene Anderson Ward, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3450 E Fletcher Avenue; Suite 310
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Ward is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include esophageal surgery, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. Dr. Ward's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ward is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoid Banding, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Esophageal Surgery, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Scott Caradonna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; #a
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Caradonna specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Caradonna's clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

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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.