We found 22 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. David Robert Heiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4224 N Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Heiman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at Shands HealthCare for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Heiman include colposcopy, hepatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Heiman's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Endoscopy, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Edwards Richter, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Richter is an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, achalasia, and eosinophilic esophagitis (eoE). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Richter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Richter graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at National Naval Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Richter include: Top Doctors; Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology; and Best Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Barrett's Esophagus, pH Test, Acid Reflux

Dr. Roland David Shepard, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4224 N Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Roland Shepard is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Tampa, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and endoscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shepard 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. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Shepard performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Cancer Screening, Ulcerative Colitis, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 260 (s Tampa Medical Center)
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Morris Hanan specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Hanan's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Dr. Hanan attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, colon problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Diverticular Disease, Colon Problems

Dr. Alan Marc Weintraub, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4108 Henderson Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alan Weintraub works as an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weintraub include cancer, ulcers, and nutrition counseling. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Weintraub performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weintraub accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, chronic constipation, rectal problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Rectal Problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Israel Crespo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6919 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Israel Crespo is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Crespo completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crespo include cancer, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Crespo's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Tampa Community Hospital, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, colon problems, rectal problems, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angel Manuel Rosario, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6919 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Angel Rosario's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Dr. Ramon Ruiz Arnau University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosario include cancer, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosario accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosario is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Tampa Community Hospital, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, colon problems, rectal problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Substance Abuse, Rectal Problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shivinder Narwal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Ml King Jr Boulevard; Ms-3012
Tampa, 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. John Isaac Delgado, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2919 W. Swann Avenue; Suite 106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Delgado is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delgado include hemorrhoid banding, biopsy, and colonoscopy. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Delgado honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Delgado attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoid Banding, Hemorrhoids, Biopsy, Colonoscopy

Dr. Leopoldo Grauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4600 N Habana Avenue; Suite 29
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Leopoldo Grauer specializes in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Grauer's areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, cancer, and rectal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Grauer honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon problems, rectal problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Cancer, Diverticular Disease, Colon Problems

Dr. Jorge Enrique Marcet, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Two Columbia Drive; Suite 145
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Marcet is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Marcet average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Marcet include fistula, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Marcet performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, perirectal abscess, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie E Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Hmt, Suite 740, Usf General Surgery Division
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Sanchez is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Sanchez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Sanchez has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Surgical Procedures, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diverticular ... (Read more)

Dr. Damian Abel Laber, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Damian Laber's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Laber is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. Dr. Laber takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Huron Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center. Dr. Laber is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Bleeding, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cesar Alberto Santiago Munoz, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Santiago's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Santiago include rectocele (posterior prolapse), fistula, and microsurgery. 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. Dr. Santiago attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Santiago completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Santiago speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, fecal incontinence, constipation

All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Rectocele, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michel M El-Murr, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 410
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michel Murr practices bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include diabetes, minimally invasive surgery, and hepatobiliary disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murr accepts. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Murr include: USF Research Day: Outstanding Resident Research, University of South Florida; USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, Univeristy of South Florida; and USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, University of South Florida. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Murr welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Morbid Obesity, Diabetes, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Franciso Echevarria, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Echevarria is a specialist in surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Echevarria average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder problems. 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Echevarria attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Echevarria speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Liver Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Mastectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (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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