We found 13 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept MyBlue Bronze 1602 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Jayaprakash Karkala Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5767 49th Street N; Suite A
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jayaprakash Kamath's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kamath average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Mysore Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kamath speaks Indian Languages.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Hepatitis, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Venkata Sesha Sayi Nat Iyunni, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6217 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Venkata Iyunni sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Iyunni is a graduate of Nagpur University and a graduate of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh's residency program. His areas of clinical interest consist of polypectomy (polyp removal), liver disease, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iyunni honors. Dr. Iyunni (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Iyunni is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Echocardiogram, Polypectomy, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Abhitabh A Patil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street North; Suite 201
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Abhitabh Patil specializes in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Patil a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patil takes. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Patil (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Mihir Bhagwanji Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street North; Suite 201
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mihir Patel works as a gastroenterologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school, Dr. Patel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis, colon problems, and colonoscopy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Chetan K Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street North; Suite 201
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Chetan Desai is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at St. John's Queen's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Government Medical College and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

Dr. Shivinder Narwal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
501 Martin Luther King Street S
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Shivinder Narwal is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Narwal include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Narwal trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, gastritis, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, encopresis, gastroparesis, chronic constipation, rectal problems, malabsorption, rectal prolapse, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

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

Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1099 5th Avenue North; Suite 160
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Jacob's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jacob's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. 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. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Jacob attended Christian Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

Dr. Neil S Bajwa, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6225 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Neil Bajwa sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatobiliary disorders, stomach problems, and inflammatory bowel disease. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Bajwa attended Medical University of the Americas and then went on to complete his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Bajwa honors 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), stomach problems, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Advanced Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Mouth ... (Read more)

Dr. Tejinder S Glamour, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
6225 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Tejinder Glamour is a gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist. Dr. Glamour has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatobiliary disorders, stomach problems, and hemorrhoid banding. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Dayanand Medical College & Hospital and a graduate of Huron Hospital's residency program. Dr. Glamour (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Glamour's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Advanced Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue North; Bay Surgical Specialists
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Huguet's clinical interests include colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and whipple procedure. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huguet honors. Dr. Huguet obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach problems, stomach cancer, colon problems, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Sleeve ... (Read more)

Meenakshi Jain, M.D., FACOG
Specializes in General Gynecology
3275 66th Street N.; Suites 7 & 8
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Meenakshi Jain is a general gynecology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jain's areas of expertise include the following: endometriosis, laser treatment, and robotic surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at Rochester General Hospital, Dr. Jain attended medical school at the University of Delhi. Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Bardmoor Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Birth Control Implant, Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Matthew Couch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
4801 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. H. Couch practices general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Couch attended medical school at Flinders University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Couch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Thai, and Indian Languages. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colon problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Hernia, Wounds, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Robison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 302
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Robison's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Robison average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robison include diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Robison's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group. 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 Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Robison performed his residency at Alachua General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Skin Issues, ... (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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