We found 16 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Gold Compass HSA 1600 near Trinity, FL.

Dr. Joseph Frederick Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Roger Williams Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Staffetti honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Curtis Paul Freedland, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Freedland's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Freedland attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Freedland's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Satish Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Satish Patel specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at S.N. Medical College, Agra. He completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Dr. Patel has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Leonard Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Digiovanni's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Digiovanni is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, chronic constipation, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule ... (Read more)

Dr. Alene Jean Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9332 State Road; 54 Ste 400
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Alene Wright's medical specialty is general surgery. Her clinical interests include breast surgery. Dr. Wright's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Abdominal Problems, Mastectomy, Hemorrhoids, Fine Needle Aspiration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shiv Kumar Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5522 Trouble Creek Road; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Shiv Aggarwal is an internist. His clinical interests include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. The average patient rating for Dr. Aggarwal is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Aggarwal graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. He trained at Lutheran Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek, Polish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mona Carol McCullough, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1814 Wellness Lane
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Mona McCullough, who practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL, is a medical specialist in urogynecology. Dr. McCullough's clinical interests encompass pelvic reconstructive surgery. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. McCullough trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Sacrocolpopexy, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Atrophy, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Dwayne Felix Ledesma, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
8141 Bellarus Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Ledesma studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ledesma completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include thyroid cancer, crohn's disease, and thyroid surgery. He honors 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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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Skin Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laser Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chen-Sien Hu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3633 Little Road; Suite 104
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Chen-Sien Hu's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Hu graduated from Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Melanoma, Thyroid Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordan Terrell Young Pa, BS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Suite 202, Office of Dr. Jordan Young; 9332 State Rd 54
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Young's specialty is general internal medicine. 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. He attended Medical University of the Americas and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Low Testosterone, Hypertension, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ehab Mounir Michael, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael practices general internal medicine in New Port Richey, FL. He is a graduate of Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Michael an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Injuries, Acid Reflux, Emphysema

Dr. Rose Marie Langer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1806 Short Branch Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Rose Langer's specialty is family medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Langer graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She trained at United Family Medicine Program for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Osteoporosis, Breast Issues, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Gout, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemant Nathubhai Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3306 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah practices general internal medicine. Dr. Shah attended Government Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Diabetes, Abscess ... (Read more)

Dr. David Omotayo Ikudayisi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6641 Madison Street; Suite 3
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Ikudayisi sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among Dr. Ikudayisi's clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. He accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and then he performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ikudayisi (or staff) speaks French, Yoruba, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Biofeedback, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Gregory Chisholm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
10751 Maple Creek Drive; Suite 103
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Keith Chisholm specializes in general surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Chisholm attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Chisholm 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.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Skin Issues, Soft ... (Read more)

Dr. Angelo Michael Cappiello, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4915 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Cappiello sees patients in Holiday, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Cappiello attended the University of the Northeast School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Cappiello 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. Cappiello takes.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Spirometry, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.