We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1117 N Olive Avenue; Suite 203
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Jeffrey Wenger sees patients in West Palm Beach, FL. His medical 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. Dr. Wenger graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2001 N Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Robert Raymond, who practices in West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raymond takes.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1117 N Olive Avenue; Suite 203
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Elliot Ellis is an adult gastroenterology specialist in West Palm Beach, FL. 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 attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2001 N Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Steven Krumholz specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in West Palm Beach, FL. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He 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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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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