We found 9 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1464 near Trinity, 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His clinical interests include indigestion, ulcers, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. Joseph F Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Staffetti highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, and barrett's esophagus. 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. Before performing his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Staffetti attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Staffetti (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Italian. Dr. Staffetti's professional affiliations include 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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Ghanekar takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. His professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur and performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Mona Carol McCullough, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
1814 Wellness Lane
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Mona McCullough practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. Dr. McCullough speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), vaginal atrophy, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. McCullough studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), chronic constipation, constipation

All Interests: Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, Women's ... (Read more)

Alene Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
9332 State Road; 54 Ste 400
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Alene Wright's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Wright attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wright include amputation, breast biopsy, and laparoscopic hernia repair. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wright speaks German. Her professional affiliations include 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. Keith Gregory Chisholm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
10751 Maple Creek Drive; Suite 103 (trinity Professional Place)
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Keith Chisholm, who practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: skin cancer removal, cancer, and stomach problems. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Chisholm attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Chisholm takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, stomach problems, celiac disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dwayne Felix Ledesma, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
8141 Bellarus Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma, who practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ledesma include carotid artery stenting, crohn's disease, and thyroid cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Ledesma attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ledesma honors 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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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Skin Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ian Adam, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5323 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ian Adam works as an internist. Dr. Adam's areas of expertise include the following: sleep apnea, liver disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. He 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 St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Adam is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (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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