We found 30 gastroenterologists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 near Temple Terrace, FL.

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Dr. Joel Edwards Richter, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
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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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Barrett's Esophagus, pH Test, Acid Reflux

Dr. Soojong Hong Chae, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Soojong Chae is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Chae attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chae takes. Dr. Chae has received distinctions including Health Professional Student Council Travel Scholarship, University of Illinois and Bertram Richardson Scholarship, University of Illinois. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Barry A Frank, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; # A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Barry Frank is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Frank include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Frank's professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Luis Roberto Pena, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Luis Pena is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pena attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. His professional affiliations include Lexington VA Medical Center and Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Dr. Robert Paul Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14547 Bruce B Dawns Boulevard; #a
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Robert Gilbert practices adult gastroenterology in Tampa, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Gilbert is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Gilbert honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Patrick G Brady, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Brady works as a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Brady include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), barrett's esophagus, and ablation. Dr. Brady is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Distinguished Service Award, Florida Gastroenterologic Society; and Harold J. Jeghers Memorial Lecturer, New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Brady is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Barrett's Esophagus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Therapeutic Endoscopy, Celiac Disease, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason B Klapman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jason Klapman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Klapman performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Dr. Jay J Mamel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jay Mamel is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Mamel an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mamel include heartburn, gastrointestinal motility disorders, and abdominal pain. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Mamel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mamel has received the following distinctions: Academy of Educators, AGA; Dean's Incentive Award, University of South Florida; and Fellowship Teaching Award, University of South Florida.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. John William Jacobs Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Jacobs works as a gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL. He is especially interested in achalasia and esophageal stricture (narrowing). Dr. Jacobs is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobs accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jacobs's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Gastrointestinal Problems, Esophageal Stricture

Dr. Eugene Anderson Ward, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3450 E Fletcher Avenue; Suite 310
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Ward is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Ward has a special interest in esophageal surgery, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. The average patient rating for Dr. Ward is 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. Ward takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoid Banding, Hemorrhoids, Esophageal Surgery, Biopsy, Colonoscopy

Dr. Thiru S Arasu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
15045 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thiru Arasu works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Lakeland, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arasu include colonoscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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 Wyler Children's Hospital, Dr. Arasu attended Stanley Medical College for medical school. Dr. Arasu's professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

Dr. Haim Pinkas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Haim Pinkas is an adult gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL. In his practice, Dr. Pinkas focuses on polypectomy (polyp removal), colonoscopy, and radiofrequency ablation. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before performing his residency at James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Dr. Pinkas attended Free University of Brussels for medical school. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pinkas at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stent Placement, Pancreas Problems, ERCP, Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, Radiofrequency ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Rene Ignacio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5205 E Fletcher Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Ignacio specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Temple Terrace, FL and Tampa, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He graduated from Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Ignacio takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Greg Christopher Kaiser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5205 E Fletcher Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Greg Kaiser practices pediatric gastroenterology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Kaiser 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 Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Dr. Kaiser attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Dr. Pushpak Taunk, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pushpak Taunk's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Taunk's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taunk accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Taunk has received distinctions including Best Senior Resident Talk, Boston University Medical Center; Ariel Weisman Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, Boston University Medical Center; and Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, BU Medical Center.

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Dr. Tawfik N Chami, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13601 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 221
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tawfik Chami specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Zephyrhills, FL and Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colon cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Chami is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Medical Clinic, and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Chami attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Cancer, Acid Reflux

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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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