We found 22 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Silver $10 Copay 2750 HMO PD near Largo, FL.

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Dr. Jayaprakash Karkala Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1417 South Belcher Road; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jayaprakash Kamath's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kamath average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He honors 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 then went on to complete his residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kamath speaks Indian Languages.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Hepatitis, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Satinderpal Singh Sondhi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite F-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Satinderpal Sondhi is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in Clearwater, FL. He is conversant in Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Sondhi include hemorrhoid banding, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and BayCare Physician Partners. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sondhi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Endoscopy, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael I Schulman, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 200
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Michael Schulman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Schulman has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulman takes. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schulman's training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Schulman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, chronic constipation, rectal problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Scott Borislow, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1260 S Dr Ml King Jr Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Borislow sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Borislow attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in colposcopy, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borislow accepts. Dr. Borislow is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Colposcopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Constipation

Dr. Justin R Nudell, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 200
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Justin Nudell is a Largo, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Nudell's clinical interests: barrett's esophagus, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Nudell attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nudell is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Abhitabh A Patil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1300 South Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Abhitabh Patil specializes in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Patil a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patil takes. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Patil (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Mihir Bhagwanji Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1300 South Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mihir Patel works as a gastroenterologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school, Dr. Patel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis, colon problems, and colonoscopy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Chetan K Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1300 South Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Chetan Desai is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at St. John's Queen's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Government Medical College and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1300 South Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Jacob's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jacob's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Jacob attended Christian Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

Dr. Eric Dean Weston, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
401 Corbett Street; Harborside Gastroenterology Suite 350
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eric Weston practices adult gastroenterology. He speaks French. His areas of expertise include hepatitis, crohn's disease, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Weston's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Weston graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Stenzel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Michael Stenzel, who practices in Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stenzel's clinical interests include stomach problems, colon problems, and rectal problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Heidelberg University and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Elmhurst Hospital Center. He speaks German. Dr. Stenzel is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Stomach Problems

Dr. Jatin A Bidani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 310
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jatin Bidani is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Largo, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Bidani is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bidani's clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bidani attended the University of Delhi for medical school. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Bardmoor Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreatitis, Cancer, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis Aviles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1007 Jeffords Street; Suite 102
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Louis Aviles is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Aviles speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aviles include acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Aviles's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Lourdes Teresa Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lourdes Santiago practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santiago include hemorrhoid banding, biopsy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Santiago honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Santiago attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal prolapse, constipation

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaggers C Keene, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jaggers Keene practices family medicine in Largo, FL. Dr. Keene attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Memorial Hermann. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keene include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Keene speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Dr. Mohammad Ilyas Yamani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1745 S Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Yamani sees patients in Clearwater, FL, Palm Harbor, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Yamani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Vietnamese. Dr. Yamani's areas of expertise include trigger point injections, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and diabetes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Morton Plant Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Yamani is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, ... (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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