We found 5 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna Medicare HMO near Zephyrhills, FL.

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Dr. Soloman Rohan Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Soloman Singh is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Dade City, FL and Zephyrhills, FL. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh takes. Before completing his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Singh attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Mark Sol Eisner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Mark Eisner is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Zephyrhills, FL, Dade City, FL, and Tampa, FL. Before performing his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Eisner attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. He is especially interested in hepatitis C, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Eisner's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Eisner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis C, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Tawfik N Chami, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Tawfik Chami specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chami takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Cancer, Acid Reflux

Dr. Richard Francis McDonough, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Richard McDonough's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. McDonough include palliative care, lymphoma, and research. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. McDonough attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. McDonough 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: , colon problems

All Interests: Research, Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems, Palliative Care

Dr. Samina Reza, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Samina Reza's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Her clinical interests encompass lymphoma. She 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. Reza studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems

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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.

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