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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chae's areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chae graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she 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. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of heartburn, gastrointestinal motility disorders, and abdominal pain. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Mamel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mamel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Academy of Educators, AGA; Dean's Incentive Award, University of South Florida; and Fellowship Teaching Award, University of South Florida. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, the University of Michigan Medical School, and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gilbert completed residency programs at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His areas of clinical interest consist of colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gilbert 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 professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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

Dr. Joel Edward Richter, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Richter sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Richter is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at National Naval Medical Center for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Richter include: Top Doctors; Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology; and Best Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Barry Frank works as an adult gastroenterologist in Wesley Chapel, FL and Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Frank is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His average patient rating is 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. Frank honors.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Zephyrhills, FL, Dade City, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Eisner graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Eisner trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His clinical interests include hepatitis C, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Eisner 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 is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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

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

Dr. John Jacobs specializes in adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine and practices in Tampa, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jacobs include achalasia and esophageal stricture (narrowing). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Jacobs attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Pena honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Pena is affiliated with Lexington VA Medical Center and Moffitt Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Martin Maldonado-Alfandari's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Tawfik Chami works as an adult gastroenterologist in Zephyrhills, FL, Tampa, FL, and Dade City, FL. Dr. Chami's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colon cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chami takes. Dr. Chami attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Harris is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. 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.

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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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Slovak. In his practice, he is particularly interested in flexible sigmoidoscopy, upper endoscopy (EGD), and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After completing medical school at Comenius University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Patients gave Dr. Mompi an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He 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: 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, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ward include esophageal surgery, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. Dr. Ward is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Ward accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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 works as a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Caradonna is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Patrick Brady is a gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Brady takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Brady attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Distinguished Service Award, Florida Gastroenterologic Society; and Harold J. Jeghers Memorial Lecturer, New Jersey Medical School. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Brady's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jason Ben-Zion Klapman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jason Klapman specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Klapman is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Klapman trained at Rush University Medical Center.

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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.