We found 18 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Catastrophic HMO near Holiday, FL.

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Dr. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.92 stars (151 ratings)
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include indigestion, ulcers, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel 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: , 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 M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5425 Water Street
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Maxwell Rent is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and pancreatitis. Dr. Rent is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. 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 attended Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Rent (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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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. Joseph Staffetti MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.82 stars (23 ratings)
10820 State Road; 54 Suite 201
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti is an adult gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL, Hudson, FL, and Trinity, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Staffetti takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Staffetti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Italian. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dilip V. Ghanekar MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road; 54 Suite 201
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar sees patients in New Port Richey, FL, Hudson, FL, and Trinity, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity). For his residency, Dr. Ghanekar trained at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Satish Patel M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 2.97 stars (10 ratings)
5340 Gulf Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Satish Patel sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur and residency at Interfaith Medical Center. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Patients gave Dr. Patel an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and 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: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Shiv Kumar Aggarwal M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 3.62 stars (12 ratings)
5522 Trouble Creek Road; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Shiv Aggarwal's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Aggarwal's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, heart problems, and biofeedback. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Aggarwal studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. He trained at Lutheran Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek, Polish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

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

Jayadeva Chowdappa MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
3535 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His clinical interests include depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Chowdappa 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. Chowdappa attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He speaks 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)

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

Dr. Tarak Choksi is an internist and geriatrician in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choksi include heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. 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. He attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, 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: Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Dean Ibrahim M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 3.43 stars (15 ratings)
8215 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. John Ibrahim is a family practice physician in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Ibrahim is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), thyroid problems, and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. He is a graduate of Medical University of the Americas. Dr. Ibrahim trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ibrahim accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Influenza, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ehab Michael M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 3.34 stars (8 ratings)
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Michael's medical residency was performed at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Michael include diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Michael's professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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)

Hemant Shah MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 2.5 stars (3 ratings)
3306 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, depression, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Dr. Shah's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Government Medical College. He trained at Lutheran Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Shah is affiliated with 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
average rating 3.33 stars (3 ratings)
4915 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Cappiello's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cappiello is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cappiello include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. He is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Cappiello honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Cappiello (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

Rose M. Langer MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
1806 Short Branch Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Rose Langer works as a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Langer attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at United Family Medicine Program for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Langer include menopause, migraine, and adolescent issues. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Primary Care, Contraception, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Migraine, Facet ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A. Miller D.O.
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 3.41 stars (12 ratings)
4642 Darlington Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Richard Miller's specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and adolescent medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and minor surgery. Dr. Miller has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Miller's education and training includes medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Monmouth Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He 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 M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 3.95 stars (5 ratings)
3633 Little Road; Suite 104
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Chen-Sien Hu is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Hu's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, crohn's disease, and angioplasty. The average patient rating for Dr. Hu 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. After completing medical school at Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Hu is conversant in Chinese. His professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Dwayne Felix Ledesma M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 2.83 stars (3 ratings)
8141 Bellarus Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. These areas are among Dr. Ledesma's clinical interests: carotid artery stenting, crohn's disease, and thyroid cancer. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Skin Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (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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