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We found 15 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 a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 4.0 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. Staffetti takes. Dr. Staffetti's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Freedland an average rating of 4.0 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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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. After attending S.N. Medical College, Agra for medical school, he completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, ... (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 medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, crohn's disease, and thyroid surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ledesma attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Mona McCullough is an urogynecology specialist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. McCullough attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pelvic reconstructive surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. McCullough honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Hysterectomy, ... (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. She is especially interested in breast surgery. Dr. Wright attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Wright takes 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: , 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Aggarwal is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aggarwal include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College and a graduate of Lutheran Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) is conversant in 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. 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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Hu is a graduate of Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hu completed residency programs at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Melanoma, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, ... (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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Young attended medical school at Medical University of the Americas.

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

Dr. Rose Langer sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Before performing her residency at United Family Medicine Program, Dr. Langer attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Ehab Michael's specialty is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 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. Dr. Michael studied medicine at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Hemant Shah works as a general internist. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Government Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center.

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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 is an internist and geriatrician in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ikudayisi include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ikudayisi honors. Dr. Ikudayisi attended I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ikudayisi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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's medical specialty is general surgery. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Chisholm takes 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, Skin Issues, Soft Tissue Problems, Hemorrhoids, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Angelo Cappiello works as a general internist. Dr. Cappiello attended the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cappiello 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.

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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.