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We found 7 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near East Point, GA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3890 Redwine Road; Suite 100
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Celestine Maiki is a gastroenterologist. He graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. He trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Maiki's areas of clinical interest consist of colon cancer and hepatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maiki takes. Dr. Maiki's professional affiliations include Emory Healthcare, Atlanta Medical Center, and Advanced Digestive Care.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Colon Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1136 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 608
East Point, GA
 

Dr. David Martin practices adult gastroenterology in Riverdale, GA and East Point, GA. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Martin's areas of expertise consist of colon problems, endoscopy, and esophagus problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin honors. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Healthcare, WellStar, and Atlanta Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Endoscopy

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
49 Jesse Hill Jr Drive Se; Rm437
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Temitope Foster works as an adult gastroenterologist. Molina Healthcare, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster honors. Dr. Foster is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1513 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 300a
East Point, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Adamkiewicz sees patients in Chamblee, GA, East Point, GA, and Atlanta, GA. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Adamkiewicz's training includes a residency program at The Montreal Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Adamkiewicz (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1151 Cleveland Avenue; Suite D
East Point, GA
 

Dr. Charles Okolo specializes in adult gastroenterology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Okolo honors. Dr. Okolo's education and training includes medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar and Atlanta Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
49 Jesse Hill Jr Drive Se; Suite 431
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Stanley Riepe is a gastroenterologist in Atlanta, GA. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Tatyana Losik Hofmekler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
49 Jesse Hill Jr Drive Se
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Tatyana Hofmekler is an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.