Dr. Roland Shepard, MD

Dr. Roland Shepard, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 63
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Dr. Roland Shepard, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in gastroenterology.

4224 N Tampania Ave

Tampa, FL 33607

Contact Information

(813) 280-7111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
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(813) 280-7111

Dr. Shepard accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Select
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care of Florida
Employer Group Open Access HMO
Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Neighborhood Health Partnership
Options PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shepard's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ulcer
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Dr. Shepard treats Ulcer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shepard treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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very high

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Dr. Shepard treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shepard treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Nausea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shepard treats Nausea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shepard treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shepard's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Roland Shepard, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University Fla
Fellowship Hospital
University Community Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
Medical School
1987

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Dr. Shepard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shepard

4.3

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Exceptional! Cleared my reoccurring CDiff 3 years ago! Doctors in Boston had given up! Thank you Doc Shepperd & staff!!!!
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I’ve been seeing Dr. Shepard for a year now. The progression of my disease seems to have stalled. I know that this dramatic turn is due to Dr. Shepard’s very unique protocol and prescriptions. I have never felt this healthy for such a long span of time. While my other doctors are scratching their heads, Dr. Shepard is continuing to blaze courageous new trails in treatments and care. There are simply not enough ways to say “Thank you” to Dr. Shepard and his staff.
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I was blessed to have been highly referred to Dr. Shepard. Dr. Shepard is warm and personable, exceptionally competent with an ability to grasp complex situations, and an excellent practitioner. His staff is calm and treats patients respectfully. Dr. Shepard has no ego, and communicates on and “adult to adult” basis, and not the usual “adult to child” dynamics of so many ego driven doctors. I drive from St. Pete Beach, and probably drive past 100 gastros on the way over: Shepard is excellent
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First of all, Dr. Shepard's team at his office in Tampa ROCK! They care, they get you in as quickly as they can (even though this Doctor has an excellent reputation and is very busy). I have waited about 5 minutes at the most from the time I sign in at the front desk to getting moved back for vitals and seeing Dr. Shepard. He is top notch with his demeanor, the amount of time spent with you as a patient who needs to learn more about their gut and how to improve our health. Overall fantastic
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Was of the nicest, most helpful physicians that I've found in the Tampa area in my 45 years here. Answered all of my questions, reassured me through any nervousness, and thoroughly covered future plans of care. I recommend him to everyone!!
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Dr. Shepard was the first doctor to A.) Really listen, and B.) tell me he knew what was wrong with me and knew how to fix it. He saved my life. I can now eat salads and fruits that I haven’t eaten in four years!!!
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Dr. Shepard is a very ‘Trustworthy’ Doctor. I had severe chest pains for 2 months while internal medicine Dr. , Cardio Dr. Specialist ran echocardiogram, CT scan etc. a process of elimination search. Next Dr.Shepherd did an Endoscopy which revealed inflamed esophagus and stomach from GERD acids...Acid Reflux ‘mimics’ a heart attack and during the meantime I was suffering immensely. He immediately placed me on the Rx Cralfate and pain diminished in a week! A thoroughly competent Doctor!
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I would recommend Dr Shepard in a heartbeat! I've been coming to him for over 10 yrs now and trust him completely. He is very knowledgeable, understanding, patient, respectful, and listens to your concerns. I feel he tries to get to the root of the issue rather than just treating the symptoms.
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Dr Shepard was very good. I had absolutely no problems with my procedure or recovery!
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I had a FMT in December of 2016 That I believe Saved my life.I was very sick from Cdiff related to antibiotics that were givin to me in the hospital in August of 2016 .I can eat a lot of things now when before I could eat absolutely nothing. My condition was extremely bad so I'm still not 100% but I know with Dr Shepard's help I will be soon. I thank God for Dr Shepard and his staff.
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I have Crohn's, and I have moved around and had many GI doctors. Dr. Shepard is the best. I'm not the easiest patient, but he will take as much time as necessary to listen to my many questions and devise a plan. He is also active and up to date with research and diet protocols (sadly this has been a big problem with past doctors). He listens and discusses what makes me feel better and doesn't just tell me what I have to do. His staff are also very knowledgeable.
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My mother is 87. She has had episodes of GI bleeds and abdominal pain. He is very kind and patient with her. He did the endoscopes and colonoscopies, and she did very well.
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Very friendly staff and helpful. Dr Shepard was non alarming and very easy to talk to.
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Staff VERY confrontational! I had appt scheduled at 2pm... Front desk woman claimed it was 1:30... and didn't know if she could even get me in at that point!
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It is a sweet and caring doctor. He really listens and cares for his patients.
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