We found 10 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Lakeland, FL.

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Dr. Mahmudul Haque, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
805 East Garden Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Mahmudul Haque is an adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Haque average 3.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Vidant Medical Center, Vidant Health, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Dhaka Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Providence Hospital, Washington D.C.. Dr. Haque (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Japanese.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Louis Saco sees patients in Lakeland, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Saco 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. His distinctions include: Board Certification: American Board Of Manage Care Medicine; Abms Board Certification:gastroenterology; and Alpha Omega Alpha. He speaks Spanish. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ugochukwu Nzeako is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Lakeland, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Thiru S Arasu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3310 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Thiru Arasu practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Arasu's areas of expertise include colonoscopy. His professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital and BayCare Health System. He graduated from Stanley Medical College. He trained at Wyler Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Arasu has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

Dr. David J Vargas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1114 S Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. David Vargas is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Vargas is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vargas is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital and Bartow Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert Douglas Lamport, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1222 S Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Robert Lamport, who practices in Lakeland, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lamport is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Dr. Luis Alejandro Servin-Abad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
130 Pablo Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Luis Servin-Abad works as an adult gastroenterologist in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Servin-Abad takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Joffre Rivera sees patients in Lakeland, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Rivera takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
130 Pablo Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Roger Montenegro is a Lakeland, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Victor Nwakakwa is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He takes 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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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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