We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Lutz, FL.

Showing 1-10 of 10
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

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

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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Pritesh Patel MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 3 stars (4 ratings)
18928 N. Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel is a general internist and geriatrician. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include alcohol abuse, depression, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jersey Shore University Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Patel has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samantha Sue Lindsay MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 3.25 stars (2 ratings)
16541 Pointe Village Drive; Suite 211
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Lindsay is a Lutz, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include steroid injections, warts, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Lindsay is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lindsay's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Cryosurgery, Primary Care, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Tarak Choksi MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
18928 North Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi is an internist and geriatrician in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choksi include heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choksi honors. He attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.