We found 4 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Coventry Catastrophic Carelink HMO near Temple Terrace, FL.

Showing 1-4 of 4
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.

Read more

Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Therapeutic Endoscopy

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

Dr. Joseph Ignacio is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Temple Terrace, FL and Tampa, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ignacio attended medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. He trained at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo for residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

Read more
Dr. Greg Christopher Kaiser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5205 E Fletcher Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Greg Kaiser is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Temple Terrace, FL and Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaiser's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kaiser studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

Read more
Dr. Karina Irizarry, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5205 E Fletcher Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Karina Irizarry is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Irizarry's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Irizarry speaks Spanish.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Gender

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.