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Dr. Soloman Rohan Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Soloman Singh's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Singh graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Singh completed his residency training at Roger Williams Medical Center. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Medical Clinic, and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Tawfik N Chami, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, 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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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Cancer, Acid Reflux

Dr. Mark Eisner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Mark Eisner practices adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in hepatitis C, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). Patient ratings for Dr. Eisner average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eisner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Eisner is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis C, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Richard Francis McDonough, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Richard McDonough works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise include palliative care, lymphoma, and research. Dr. McDonough 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 studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Research, Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems, Palliative Care

Dr. Samina Reza, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Samina Reza sees patients in Zephyrhills, FL and Land O Lakes, FL. Her medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Her areas of expertise include lymphoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reza accepts. Dr. Reza attended Sindh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Reza is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems

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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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