We found 21 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry HSA near New Port Richey, FL.

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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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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diverticular disease, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All 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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All 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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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

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

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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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

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

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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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alene Jean Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9332 State Road; 54 Ste 400
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Alene Wright's medical specialty is general surgery. She graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wright include amputation, breast biopsy, and laparoscopic hernia repair. Dr. Wright takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks German. Dr. Wright is affiliated with Oak Hill Hospital, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Abdominal Problems, Excision, Mastectomy, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shiv Kumar Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5522 Trouble Creek Road; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Shiv Aggarwal's specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Aggarwal's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, heart problems, and biofeedback. He is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Aggarwal attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek, Polish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chowdappa include depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. Dr. Chowdappa 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. Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Chowdappa attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. He is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

All Interests: Depression, Audiometry Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Dean Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8133 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. John Ibrahim's area of specialization is family medicine. He graduated from Medical University of the Americas. For his professional training, Dr. Ibrahim completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Ibrahim's clinical interests include well woman care, thyroid problems, and depression. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ibrahim honors. Dr. Ibrahim is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Health Care Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks Russian, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Choksi include heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Choksi attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choksi takes.

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

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Primary Care, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ehab Mounir Michael, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michael accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Michael graduated from Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Injuries, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemant N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3306 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include heart problems, depression, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Government Medical College. He trained at Lutheran Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Angelo Michael Cappiello, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4915 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Cappiello works as an internist in Holiday, FL. He graduated from the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cappiello include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cappiello (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Cappiello is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Spirometry, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A Miller, DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Geriatrics
4642 Darlington Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Richard Miller's areas of specialization are geriatrics (elderly care) and adolescent medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and minor surgery. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. Before performing his residency at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Miller attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Miller 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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Dipiazza, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Dipiazza is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Dipiazza is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dipiazza include bladder cancer, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and cystocele (bladder prolapse). His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Dipiazza attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at the University Medical Center at Princeton and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dipiazza accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), rectal problems

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Rose Marie Langer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1806 Short Branch Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Rose Langer is a family practice physician. Dr. Langer's clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and adolescent issues. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langer accepts. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of United Family Medicine Program's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Primary Care, Contraception, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Lower Back ... (Read more)

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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.

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