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About Dr. Karina Irizarry
Dr. Karina Irizarry, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Temple Terrace, FL. She has 17 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatrics. Dr. Irizarry is affiliated with St Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Irizarry has received 1 award. She speaks English.
Dr. Karina Irizarry has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric gastroenterologists can treat a variety of diseases and conditions in infants and children related to their liver, pancreas or intestines. If your child has severe or recurrent abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, a pediatric gastroenterologist can help you get to the bottom of it. They can also help identify the many possible causes of failure to thrive in infants.
Other common conditions they treat include Crohn's Disease, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, short gut syndrome and hepatitis C, as well as nutritional disorders like celiac disease and lactose intolerance. In order to diagnose and treat your child’s condition, gastroenterologists can perform colonoscopies and other diagnostic testing before deciding on the best treatment plan.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
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I am a single mom and a new mom as well. no experience to raise a baby so i was desesperada y preocupada porque mi baby no le gustaba comer y la dr. hizo todo lo humanamente y clinicamente posible para buscar la razon y el tratamiento adecuado por mi baby . gracias a DIOS todo estaba muy bien con mi bebe solo que el es muy sencible a las texturas de la comida solida y la dra me dio un medicamento excelente que nos ayudo a que mi bebe se comenzara a comer y hacernos la vida mucho mas facil. Muchisimas Gracias Dra Karina.
I had taken my son to Dr.Irizarri for tremendous, torturous abdominal pain.Dr. Irizzari immediatly said it was I.B.S. without even examining him.I continued going to her in hopes of finding answers to my sons pains ,even though I believed strongly it was not I.B.S., becasue he did not have the typical symptoms. She did not listen to my son or me. Unfortunatly I found her to have promised to my son help for his pain and stated that she would"" get him better."I found her staff extremly rude, unprofesional and very cold on the phone.She Never returned calls from office or did the office staff. Once when I called Dr.Irizzari, because my son was now dealing with violent screaming pain daily, and I needed to speak to her about his situation getting worse and worse every week then into months, when she finally picked up her phone she spitted out in a loud rude tone on the phone Yes!!! what is it you want?!I was shocked at her unprofesionalism and how she lacked knowledge to not only diagnose my son properly but left him in continual torment for months. He suffered greatly and she did not have the expertise and knowledge to diagnose him. Thankfully I found a excellant Gasterologist who diagnosed my son and is now beeing treated properly. Dr. Irizarri I would not recomend as I feel her lack of knowledge and unability to be able to diagnose my son was a complete waste of time. I spent a year with her, my son was put through tons of tests ,but all he needed was one perticular test done we found out a year later, that diagnosed him with in 24 hours!! It took 24 hours from Shands and I had my diagnosis. Dr. Irizarri was incapable of finding a proper diagnosis and left my son very ill for a long time while he suffered greatly. I was very dissapointed with her, her office staff, and her inability to have the expertiese and skills needed, she is still fairly new, has much to learn.
Great doctor! She is very caring and good at taking extra time. We never feel rushed out of office. Communicates well with both child & parent. We see this doctor VERY FREQUENTLY (unfortunatly) in her Brandon location, and the office is all very friendly and ost of the time, there is little wait time. She is GOOD, so sometimes last minute appointments are hard to get in.
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Dr. Irizarry is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
17 Years Experience
Ponce School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2001
Dr. Karina Irizarry accepts the following insurance providers.
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- AvMed Empower
- AvMed Engage
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Florida myBlue
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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Locations & DirectionsPediatric Gi, 5205 E Fletcher Ave, Temple Terrace, FL
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