We found 19 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Lutz, FL.

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Barry Frank MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.61 stars out of 5 (35 ratings)
27343 Wesley Chapel Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Barry Frank's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frank include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. His professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Frank performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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Clinical interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer

Robert Gilbert MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.19 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
14547 Bruce B Dawns Boulevard; #a
Tampa, FL

Dr. Robert Gilbert is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Gilbert is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbert attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr Michael Bradley Small MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Van Dyke Road; #200
Lutz, FL

Dr. Michael Small's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Small's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Mr Thiru S Arasu MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.64 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
15045 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Dr. Thiru Arasu, who practices in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Lakeland, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Arasu average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Arasu's areas of expertise include colonoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital and BayCare Health System. Dr. Arasu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Stanley Medical College and performed his residency at Wyler Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

Dr Roland L ChinLue MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4211 Van Dyke Road; #200
Lutz, FL

Dr. Roland Chin-Lue is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Lutz, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), biopsy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Chin-Lue accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Chin-Lue's residency was performed at Bridgeport Hospital. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Biopsy, Colonoscopy

Dr Christian Said Najeep Bailey MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.79 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
4211 Van Dyke Road; #200
Lutz, FL

Dr. Christian Bailey specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lutz, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bailey include flexible sigmoidoscopy and cryosurgery. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 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. Bailey takes.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Dr Javier NievesCostas MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL

Dr. Javier Nieves-Costas is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Nieves-Costas's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Ponce School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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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Martin Maldonado MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.85 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
14547 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Dr. Martin Maldonado is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Maldonado's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). 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 studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Esophagus Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr Amir T Awad FACG FACP MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4695 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL

Dr. Amir Awad sees patients in Tampa, FL, Lutz, FL, and Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Awad accepts. His residency was performed at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Awad's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Dr Imad M Al Nakshabendi MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.22 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
5383 Primrose Lake Circle; Suite B-1
Tampa, FL

Dr. Imad Al Nakshabendi's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Al Nakshabendi is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. His training includes a residency program at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Al Nakshabendi 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.

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Joseph Caradonna MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; #a
Tampa, FL

Dr. Joseph Caradonna is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Caradonna is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He accepts 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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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Ricardo Prieto MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite A
Tampa, FL

Dr. Ricardo Prieto specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Prieto is especially interested in barrett's esophagus, hepatobiliary disorders, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. He attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Inflammator ... (Read more)

Dennis Feldman MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.65 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
14547 Bruce B Dawns Boulevard; #a
Tampa, FL

Dr. Dennis Feldman specializes in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His areas of clinical interest consist of inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Feldman is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Joseph S Cody MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite A
Tampa, FL

Dr. Joseph Cody, who practices in Brandon, FL, Land O Lakes, FL, and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include interventional endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and ultrasound (sonogram). Dr. Cody honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ERCP, Ultrasound

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 310
Tampa, FL

Dr. Michael Harris works as a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. 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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John Chang FACG FACP MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
Average rating 4.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
4695 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL

Dr. John Chang is a gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL, Lutz, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Chang's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Chang completed a residency program at St. Vincent's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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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