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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award On-Time Doctor Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • First Health
  • BCBS Florida
  • Humana
  • Cigna

Doctors in Bay Care Medical Group Gastroenterology

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  • Nearby Doctors

    There are no Doctors within 50 miles of Tampa, FL that specialze in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Trauma Surgery, Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Bariatric Medicine

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Ratings & Comments

107 ratings with 23 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Bay Care Medical Group Gastroenterology when asked is excellent. Bay Care Medical Group Gastroenterology has been reviewed by 107 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Bay Care Medical Group Gastroenterology as provided by patient reviews is 14 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Location

get directions Bay Care Medical Group Gastroenterology
4301 N Habana Ave
Tampa, FL 33607

Specialties

9 specialties

  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Colorectal surgeons are doctors who perform surgery in order to correct problems with the anus, rectum or colon. These physicians perform colonoscopies, and other diagnostic procedures, in order to identify any issues that require surgical intervention. They then determine what type of surgical procedure would be best. The specialists also care for these patients post-operation to ensure proper healing and recovery.

  • Bariatric Medicine

    Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
    The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
    Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
    One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.

  • Trauma Surgery

    Trauma surgeons treat patients who come to emergency rooms and require surgery after any kind of accident. They know how to act quickly, assess the patient’s condition, and decide on a course of action. They work fast to coordinate with other physicians and specialists in the hospital if needed, such as neurosurgeons and radiologists, so they can properly diagnose the injury and stabilize patients.
    Common trauma injuries include bleeding, burns, brain or other internal injuries, shock and loss of limbs. Because they treat patients in traumatic situations, they’re also typically skilled in offering some level of emotional support to help the patient cope with confusion and grief that may result from their accident.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

Doctors in Bay Care Medical Group Gastroenterology

  • Dr. Elizabeth A Myers DO

    Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Tampa, FL

    5.0
    (11)
  • Dr. Elizabeth A Myers DO

    Colon and Rectal Surgery, Surgery

    Tampa, FL

    5.0
    (11)
  • Dr. Scott F Lentz MD

    Surgery

    Tampa, FL

    5.0
    (6)
  • Dr. Donald J Straub DO

    Surgery, Bariatric Medicine

    Tampa, FL

    5.0
    (4)
  • Dr. Richard P Hodges MD

    Surgery

    Tampa, FL

    5.0
    (2)
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Universidad Central Del Caribe
  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Miami Leonard M Miller School Of Medicine
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • University Of South Florida College Of Medicine
  • Ponce School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at Bay Care Medical Group Gastroenterology. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Trauma Surgery, Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Bariatric Medicine near Bay Care Medical Group Gastroenterology Tampa, FL.

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

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