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We found 23 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Trinity, FL.

Dr. Dilip Vishwanath Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar is an adult gastroenterologist in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Ghanekar attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school. Dr. Ghanekar 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. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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. 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. Israel Crespo, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3633 Little Road; Suite 104
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Israel Crespo's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at William Beaumont Army Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Crespo's clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Crespo is 4.0 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. Dr. Crespo is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (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. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, Dr. Patel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, diverticular disease, heartburn, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Pancreatitis, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maxwell Rent, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5425 Water Street
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Maxwell Rent is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in New Port Richey, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and esophageal dilation. Dr. Rent 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 attended Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. Dr. Rent (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ... (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. 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. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2 Unit 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Lutz, FL and Trinity, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts 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 Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Dean Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8215 Sr 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. John Ibrahim specializes in family medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ibrahim honors 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 the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Sports Health, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Apollo Medical Center. Dr. Chowdappa accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (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. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Lutz, FL and Trinity, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choksi include diabetes, obesity, and heart problems. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Choksi attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Choksi 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: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Hernia, Echocardiogram, Acid Reflux

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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.