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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Chae has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. She 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Chae has received include 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. Dr. Chae is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joel Richter is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass barrett's esophagus, achalasia, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr. Richter is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Richter takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. He has received distinctions including Top Doctors; Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology; and Best Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Barrett's Esophagus

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

Dr. Robert Gilbert is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Gilbert is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Gilbert accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, the University of Michigan Medical School, and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Jay Mamel practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mamel is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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. Mamel has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Mamel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Academy of Educators, AGA; Dean's Incentive Award, University of South Florida; and Fellowship Teaching Award, University of South Florida.

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

Dr. Rene Gomez Esquivel is an adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL. After attending the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gomez Esquivel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and therapeutic endoscopy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gomez Esquivel is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Therapeutic Endoscopy

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

Dr. Luis Pena's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Pena studied medicine at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pena's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lexington VA Medical Center and Moffitt Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Cynthia Harris is an adult gastroenterologist. She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Harris's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She 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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Dr. John William Jacobs Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Jacobs' specialties are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. 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's areas of expertise consist of achalasia and esophageal stricture (narrowing). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Jacobs welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Gastrointestinal Problems, Esophageal Stricture

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

Dr. Barry Frank is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Frank is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Frank graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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 sees patients in Zephyrhills, FL, Dade City, FL, and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Eisner has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in hepatitis C, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Eisner is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's residency program.

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

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

Dr. Emmanuel Mompi is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in flexible sigmoidoscopy, upper endoscopy, and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Dr. Mompi is an in-network provider for 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 Comenius University, Dr. Mompi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Mompi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Slovak. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Martin E Maldonado-Alfandari, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Martin Maldonado-Alfandari is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari honors. Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), barrett's esophagus, and ablation. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brady attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. He has received distinctions including 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 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: Barrett's Esophagus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Therapeutic Endoscopy, Celiac Disease, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tawfik Chami is a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise consist of colon cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Chami is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Chami attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chami honors.

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

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

Dr. Jason Klapman practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Klapman is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. 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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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 average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ward's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal surgery, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. He 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Harlem Hospital Center for his residency.

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

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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.