We found 6 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Mrs. Michele Pacetti Winesett MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 2.46 stars (8 ratings)
480 7th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michele Winesett's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winesett takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at All Children's Hospital, Dr. Winesett attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Winesett has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Her professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Mr. Thiru S. Arasu MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 3.64 stars (14 ratings)
501 Dr Ml King Jr Street S
St Petersburg, 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

Mr. Michael John Wilsey MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 3 stars (1 rating)
601 5th Street S; Suite #605
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Wilsey is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Wilsey attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel Theodore McClenathan MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
601 5th Street S; Suite #605
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Daniel McClenathan practices pediatric gastroenterology in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. McClenathan attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. McClenathan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. McClenathan is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Shivinder Narwal MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
501 Martin Luther King Street S
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Shivinder Narwal works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Narwal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Narwal trained at Kings County Hospital Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Karjoo M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
601 5th Street S; Suite 605
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sara Karjoo is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Karjoo is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Karjoo's professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.
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