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Dr. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel practices adult gastroenterology in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Patel a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include indigestion, ulcers, and celiac disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maxwell Rent, who practices in New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for his residency. Dr. Rent's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and pancreatitis. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Rent (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Sreenivasa Prasad Vangara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5515 Gulf Drive; Suite B
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sreenivas Vangara works as an adult gastroenterologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in crohn's disease, capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. Dr. Vangara's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vangara is a graduate of Guntur Medical College and a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Vangara (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Satish Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5340 Gulf Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Satish Patel practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 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 takes. He obtained his medical school training at Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur and performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Mona Carol McCullough, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
1814 Wellness Lane; Building #4
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Mona McCullough works as a female pelvic medicine specialist and gynecologist in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. McCullough's clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), vaginal atrophy, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. McCullough speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Medical Center of Trinity. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), chronic constipation, constipation

All Interests: Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Alene Jean Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9332 State Road; 54 Ste 400
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Alene Wright's specialty is general surgery. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Wright attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wright include amputation, breast biopsy, and laparoscopic hernia repair. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Wright speaks German. She is professionally affiliated with Oak Hill Hospital, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Abdominal Problems, Excision, Mastectomy, Hemorrhoids, ... (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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aggarwal include alcohol abuse, heart problems, and biofeedback. Dr. Aggarwal's average rating from his patients is 3.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College and a graduate of Lutheran Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek, Polish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa works as a general internist in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chowdappa include depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is conversant in Persian.

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

All Interests: Depression, Audiometry Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Ibrahim specializes in family medicine. Dr. Ibrahim's clinical interests include well woman care, thyroid problems, and depression. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 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. Dr. Ibrahim graduated from Medical University of the Americas and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

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Dr. Ehab Mounir Michael, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael works as an internist. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Michael include diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. Dr. Michael's professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, and Medical Center of Trinity. He is a graduate of Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Michael trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Injuries, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordan T Young Pa, BS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9332 State Road 54; #202
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Young sees patients in Trinity, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Young 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. Young graduated from Medical University of the Americas and Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. Hemant N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3306 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Shah's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems, depression, and ambulatory phlebectomy. He 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. Shah's education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Angelo Michael Cappiello, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4915 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Cappiello's specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cappiello include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. Dr. Cappiello is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cappiello obtained his medical school training at the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Cappiello (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Spirometry, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A Miller, DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Geriatrics
4642 Darlington Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Richard Miller's areas of specialization are geriatrics (elderly care) and adolescent medicine; he sees patients in Holiday, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and minor surgery. He 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. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Miller trained at Monmouth Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chen-Sien Hu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3633 Little Road; Suite 104
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Chen-Sien Hu is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hu's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, crohn's disease, and angioplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hu obtained his medical school training at Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He is conversant in Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Crohn's Disease, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Health Care Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Dr. Choksi (or staff) is conversant in Russian, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Choksi include heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choksi honors.

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

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Primary Care, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart 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.

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