We found 11 gastroenterologists who accept BlueCare All Copay 1565 near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Curtis Paul Freedland, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9238 Us Hwy 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Freedland's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Freedland (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. Dr. Freedland graduated from Domestic and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Freedland honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel practices adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: indigestion, ulcers, and celiac disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Maxwell Rent, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5425 Water Street
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Maxwell Rent is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Rent (or staff) speaks Hindi. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and pancreatitis. His professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. He is a graduate of Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Rent completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Rent accepts 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: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph F Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti works as a gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL, Hudson, FL, and Trinity, FL. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Staffetti's areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, and barrett's esophagus. His average patient rating is 4.0 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. Dr. Staffetti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Italian. Dr. Staffetti is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa R Armenta, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9238 Us Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Luckey's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She 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 her residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Luckey attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Dilip V Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghanekar include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. 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 training includes residency programs at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Ghanekar is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sreenivasa Prasad Vangara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5515 Gulf Drive; Suite B
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sreenivas Vangara is a gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Vangara a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity). He accepts 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 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Vangara attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Vangara (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Noah Manuel Devicente, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 120
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Noah Devicente is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Devicente performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Devicente's average patient rating is 5.0 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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Dr. Satish Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Satish Patel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 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. Patel honors. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3531 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Paulino Gonzalez-Roque is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. 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. Dr. Gonzalez-Roque is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Charity Hospital, New Orleans' residency program.

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Dr. Ernest L Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road; 54 Ste 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Digiovanni's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Largo Medical Center, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Digiovanni accepts. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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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