We found 29 gastroenterologists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 near Temple Terrace, FL.

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

Dr. Soojong Chae is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chae's areas of clinical interest consist of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Chae has an open panel. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Chae completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her distinctions include: 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 J Mamel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jay Mamel, who practices in Tampa, FL and Temple Terrace, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mamel is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mamel 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 is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Joel Richter is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Richter is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in barrett's esophagus, achalasia, and eosinophilic esophagitis. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Richter's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. His distinctions include: Top Doctors; Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology; and Best Doctors.

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

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. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and therapeutic endoscopy. Dr. Gomez Esquivel 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. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gomez Esquivel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopy, Therapeutic Endoscopy

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

Dr. Luis Pena's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Dr. Pena takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He 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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Barry Frank is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Frank has a special interest in gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He 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). Patient ratings for Dr. Frank average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frank takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Eisner include hepatitis C, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Eisner trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Eisner honors 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. Jason B Klapman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jason Klapman sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Klapman completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts 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. Patrick G Brady, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Brady is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), barrett's esophagus, and ablation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Brady completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Brady 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 is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Eugene Ward sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal surgery, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. Dr. Ward is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Harlem Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ward at an average of 3.0 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. Ward takes.

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

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

Dr. Tawfik Chami specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Zephyrhills, FL, Dade City, FL, and Tampa, FL. Patients gave Dr. Chami an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chami graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chami completed a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Robert Gilbert is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. Dr. Gilbert's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Gilbert average 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Gilbert is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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

Dr. Haim Pinkas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Haim Pinkas' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pinkas include polypectomy (polyp removal), colonoscopy, and radiofrequency ablation. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pinkas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He graduated from Free University of Brussels and then he performed his residency at James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Dr. Pinkas is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stent Placement, Pancreas Problems, ERCP, Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, Radiofrequency ... (Read more)

Dr. Pushpak Taunk, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pushpak Taunk specializes in adult gastroenterology. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Taunk performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Taunk include: Best Senior Resident Talk, Boston University Medical Center; Ariel Weisman Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, Boston University Medical Center; and Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, BU Medical Center. Dr. Taunk's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Joseph Rene Ignacio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5205 E Fletcher Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Ignacio is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After attending Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ignacio completed his residency training at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ignacio accepts.

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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.
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