Dr. Israel Crespo, MD

Dr. Israel Crespo, MD

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57 y/o
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Dr. Israel Crespo, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in gastroenterology, internal medicine, and more.Read his story

Gastroenterology Specialists of Tampa Bay

6919 N Dale Mabry Hwy Ste 320

Tampa, FL 33614
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • One Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Crespo performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ulcer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Constipation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Crespo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Crespo "Dr. Israel Crespo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1960. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor in Science in 1981 and later completed his medical school at the Medical Science Campus of the University of Puerto Rico with a scholarship from the US ARMY. Upon completion of medical school in 1985, Dr. Crespo joined the US ARMY where he completed internship, Internal Medicine residency and his specialty training in Gastroenterology. Dr. Crespo left the armed forces in 1995 and moved to Tampa. Doctor Crespo is a member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association, American College of Gastroenterology and part of the Executive Committee of the Tampa Bay Latin American Society. In addition, he is the current Coordinator and Founder of the Tampa Bay Gut Club, in which gastroenterologists from Tampa meet in a quarterly basis to study unique cases related to this specialty. He is also the Primary Investigator in several research studies, such as Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hepatitis C, Anal Fissure and Constipation, in search of better pharmaceutical alternatives for patients. Dr. Crespo is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Crespo and his wife Blanca were married in 1983 and are the proud parents of two children, Jose and Marko. His hobbies are golf, reading and traveling with his family."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Crespo "My goal is and has always been to treat the whole patient with consideration of all patient issues. I strive to treat my patients with compassion and respect and provide the best possible and most up to date care."

3  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

88  Conditions Treated

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14  Procedures

  • Anoscopy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Weight Loss Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Universidad Of Puerto Rico
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Walter Reed Amc Wash Dc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Crespo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Crespo's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Crespo to family and friends
23 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Crespo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. CRESPO saved my life in 2005 by finding my esophagus cancer and he again saved my life through the colonoscopy he gave me last month. He found a polop that he said may have developed into cancer Thank you!
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Dr. Crespo takes his time and listens to what his patient is telling him. He is very knowledgeable and well informed of the latest treatments in helping the parient feel better. He helped me understand what things I could do to minimize further problems. I would highly recommend Dr. Crespo.
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Highly recommend! His office staff was very nice and Dr. Crespo saw me right away.
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I saw him in the hospital multiple times. Needless to say, he read the results of simple tests wrong, and literally never bothered to follow up afterward except go "you're fine" as I was still under anesthesia in a wheel chair. The only way I found it he was wrong was due to the my WONDERFUL GP. ...more
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It was my first visit with Dr Crespo. He took his time with me and I felt very comfortable with him. He seemed very knowledgeable. Office staff was all very nice.
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Thank you for your review. Our patients are the most important part of our practice, and given them the best quality of care is our goal.

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