We found 19 gastroenterologists who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Lutz, FL.

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Dr. Barry A Frank, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; # A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Barry Frank is an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Frank's clinical interests: gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. His professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Frank trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frank accepts.

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

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

Dr. Michael Small is an adult gastroenterologist in Lutz, FL. Dr. Small is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Small attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Small speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Robert Paul Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Dawns Boulevard; #a
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Robert Gilbert specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Gilbert's professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Gilbert completed his residency training at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. Gilbert honors.

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

Dr. Thiru S Arasu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
15045 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thiru Arasu practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Arasu attended Stanley Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wyler Children's Hospital for residency. His clinical interests encompass colonoscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

Dr. Imad M Al Nakshabendi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5383 Primrose Lake Circle; Ste B-1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Imad Al Nakshabendi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Al Nakshabendi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Al Nakshabendi is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Al Nakshabendi's residency was performed at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Christian Said Najeep Bailey, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Van Dyke Road; #200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Christian Bailey, who practices in Lutz, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Bailey average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bailey include flexible sigmoidoscopy and cryosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Bailey attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Dr. Roland L Chin Lue, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Van Dyke Road; #200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Roland Chin-Lue is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Lutz, FL. Before completing his residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Chin-Lue attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Clinical interests for Dr. Chin-Lue include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), biopsy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chin-Lue honors. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Biopsy, Colonoscopy

Dr. Joseph S Caradonna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Caradonna practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Caradonna include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Caradonna is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caradonna accepts. Dr. Caradonna studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Ricardo J Prieto, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Prieto works as a gastroenterologist. He is especially interested in barrett's esophagus, hepatobiliary disorders, and crohn's disease. Dr. Prieto's professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He takes 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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Clinical interests: Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin E Maldonado Alfandari, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Martin Maldonado is an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maldonado include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Maldonado studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Maldonado 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: Esophagus Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

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

Dr. Amir Awad is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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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Dr. Javier A Nieves-Costas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Javier Nieves-Costas practices adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Nieves-Costas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Ponce School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Joseph S Cody, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Cody specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Brandon, FL, Land O Lakes, FL, and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Cody include interventional endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Cody 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.

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Clinical interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreas Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biliary Disorders

Dr. Dennis H Feldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Feldman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Feldman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Feldman's professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 500
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Yasser Saloum is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 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.

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Dr. John Chang, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Other
4695 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. John Chang's areas of specialization are gastroenterology (digestive system) and general surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Chang accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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