Dr. Rafael Cortes, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 37
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Dr. Rafael Cortes, MD
Rafael A. Cortés, MD is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. Dr. Cortés has a deep understanding of the gastrointestinal illnesses that affect patients and how to be help them cope with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. His passion for the treatment of liver diseases is evident as he completed additional fellowship training in hepatology. He is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.

100 Whetstone Pl Ste 105

Saint Augustine, FL 32086

Contact Information

(904) 398-7205

Dr. Rafael Cortes, MD

Dr. Rafael Cortes, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • American Pioneer
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • CoreSource
  • 23 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Constipation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hemorrhoids
very high
more than 99% of peers
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cortes "At Borland-Groover Clinic, you can be assured of receiving the highest quality digestive health care delivered in a caring environment. We specialize in gastroenterology and hepatology."
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
2

Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Excision
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

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

  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2008
  • Universidad Central Del Caribe School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • New York Hospital Of Queens
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Miami
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cortes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cortes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cortes to family and friends
5.0
based on 16 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Cortes Says:

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Dr. Cortes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Jacksonville, FL |
Very satisfied with Dr. Cortes. He handled my situation very well. I will be sure to ask for him when I go back.
Thank you for choosing Borland-Groover Clinic and Dr. Cortes for expert care of your digestive health.
in Jacksonville, FL |
I'm thankful to have such an excellent physician by my side. He gave the right care for my health issues and gave quality of life back to me. Dr. Cortes is so detailed and explains so that I can really understand it.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Cortes accepts 37 insurance carriers
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Pioneer
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
    Employer Group PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Select HMO
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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