We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Catastrophic near Boulder, CO.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2750 Broadway Street; Gastroenterology Department
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Robert Levine, who practices in Boulder, CO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Levine is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Dr. Levine attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 48th Street; Suite 100
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Karowe works as an adult gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Karowe studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 48th Street; Suite 100
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Peter Kaye specializes in adult gastroenterology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1755 48th Street; Suite 100
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Joel Montbriand sees patients in Boulder, CO. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Montbriand average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.
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