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

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Barry Frank MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.61 stars (35 ratings)
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; # A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Barry Frank's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Frank's clinical interests include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Frank trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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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 (13 ratings)
14547 Bruce B Dawns Boulevard; #a
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Robert Gilbert is an adult gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Gilbert's professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners.

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

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

Dr. Michael Small is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Small trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Small's professional affiliations include 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 (14 ratings)
15045 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thiru Arasu sees patients in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Lakeland, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Stanley Medical College, Dr. Arasu performed his residency at Wyler Children's Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arasu include colonoscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Arasu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

Dr. Roland L. Chin-Lue MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
4211 Van Dyke Road; #200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Roland Chin-Lue's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), biopsy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Chin-Lue 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 a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Bridgeport Hospital's residency program. His hospital/clinic 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 (6 ratings)
4211 Van Dyke Road; #200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Christian Bailey's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of clinical interest consist of flexible sigmoidoscopy and cryosurgery. Dr. Bailey is rated 4.0 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. Dr. Bailey's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Martin Maldonado M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 2.85 stars (5 ratings)
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Martin Maldonado specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Maldonado is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Maldonado's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic. 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. Dr. Maldonado graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Awad's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.

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Dr. Imad M. Al Nakshabendi M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.22 stars (9 ratings)
5383 Primrose Lake Circle; Suite B-1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Imad Al Nakshabendi, who practices in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Al Nakshabendi's residency was performed at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Al Nakshabendi is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Joseph Caradonna MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Caradonna works as an adult gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Caradonna include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Caradonna honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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

Ricardo Prieto M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Prieto works as an adult gastroenterologist in Wesley Chapel, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Prieto include barrett's esophagus, hepatobiliary disorders, and crohn's disease. Dr. Prieto's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. He studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. 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.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Cody practices adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in interventional endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and ultrasound (sonogram). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cody takes. Dr. Cody attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Cody is 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

Dennis Feldman MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.65 stars (11 ratings)
2100 Viaduct Bella Boulevard; Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Feldman is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Feldman's clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa and 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. Feldman accepts. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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

Dr. Javier Nieves-Costas MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Javier Nieves-Costas' specialty is adult gastroenterology. 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. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Ponce School of Medicine, Dr. Nieves-Costas performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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John Chang FACG, FACP, M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
average rating 4.4 stars (5 ratings)
4695 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. John Chang's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Chang highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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. Chang honors. He completed his residency training at St. Vincent's Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.03 stars (8 ratings)
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 500
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Yasser Saloum is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes 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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