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We found 17 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 gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Staffetti studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Roger Williams Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 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. In addition to English, Dr. Staffetti 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
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 14
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Freedland's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Freedland accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Before completing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at S.N. Medical College, Agra. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. His average patient rating is 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. Patel accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Ayman Barakat, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3611 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ayman Barakat's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Winter Haven, FL, Spring Hill, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Barakat 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. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Barakat (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Kidney Problems, Mediastinal Tumor, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

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

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma sees patients in New Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid cancer, crohn's disease, and thyroid surgery. He accepts 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 Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Ledesma performed 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 a specialist in urogynecology. She works in New Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Her areas of expertise include pelvic reconstructive surgery. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. McCullough takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her practice is open to 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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University.

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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 has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. 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. Dr. Aggarwal is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. His residency was performed at Lutheran Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks 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 is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Hu is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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: , 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Young is a graduate of Medical University of the Americas. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. He accepts 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: , 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 works as a family practice physician. Before performing her residency at United Family Medicine Program, Dr. Langer attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Langer 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. Hemant Nathubhai Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3306 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Shah's average rating from his patients is 2.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency 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. Udayabhasker Gangapuram Gangapuram Reddy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4807 Us Hwy 19
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Udayabhasker Reddy specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, heart problems, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx and Gandhi Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Michael is a graduate of Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Michael is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. David Ikudayisi practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ikudayisi include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Ikudayisi attended medical school at I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy. Dr. Ikudayisi (or staff) is conversant in 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, who practices in Trinity, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chisholm takes.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Esophagus Problems, Skin Issues, Soft Tissue Problems, ... (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.