We found 28 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier 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 and practices in Tampa, FL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Chae performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. 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. Dr. Chae is open to 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL. In his practice, Dr. Richter focuses on barrett's esophagus, achalasia, and eosinophilic esophagitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Richter a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Richter is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of National Naval Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors; Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology; and Best Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Gilbert 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. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, the University of Michigan Medical School, and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Gilbert's training includes residency programs at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL and Temple Terrace, FL. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Mamel attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete 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. 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 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. Dr. Mamel welcomes new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. Dr. Gomez Esquivel graduated from the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and therapeutic endoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomez Esquivel honors. He 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: 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. 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 a graduate of Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pena's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. 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. John William Jacobs Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Jacobs works as a gastroenterologist and general internist in Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia and esophageal stricture (narrowing). Dr. Jacobs is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobs honors. He is accepting 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frank include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frank accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Frank's residency was performed 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 a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Eisner completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His areas of expertise include hepatitis C, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Eisner accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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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 an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Mompi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Slovak. Dr. Mompi's areas of expertise consist of flexible sigmoidoscopy, upper endoscopy, and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY), Dr. Mompi attended medical school at Comenius University. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maldonado-Alfandari honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), barrett's esophagus, and ablation. Dr. Brady is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he 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. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Brady is open to new patients.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chami include colon cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Chami is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chami 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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

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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal surgery, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. Dr. Ward's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Ward trained at Harlem Hospital Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Pushpak Taunk specializes in adult gastroenterology. 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. Taunk graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. His distinctions 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 is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.