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Dr. Roland Shepard, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 64

  
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4224 N Tampania Ave Tampa, FL 33607
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Dr. Roland Shepard, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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I spent YEARS and 10's of thousands of dollars in doctors, testing, supplements, diet, books, etc...trying to fix my health issues. Major bloating and constipation were my main GI symptoms, but autoimmunity, weight loss, hair loss, dry skin, exhaustion, depression, anxiety were some of the others and the list goes on. I finally talked to a registered dietician who said "Enough. Go to a gastroenterologist". I did that already...17 years ago. And even prior to that. I got the standard "you have IBS". So I started researching and found Dr. Shepard. What sold me on him were the reviews of people saying he saved their life... He's caring, listens, but he's to the point. I value people who are to the point. So I made an appointment and waited 2 months to see him because I was sure he was THE doctor I needed to see. The 1st visit was everything the reviewers said he was. He immediately scheduled me for a colonoscopy with a probiotic wash (which no one else had ever heard of) and told me to fo
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Dr Shepard is wonderful , very professional and caring
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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. Roland Shepard, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

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

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Dr. Shepard accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Care HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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LocalPlus
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Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care of Florida
Employer Group Open Access HMO
Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Select HMO
Tampa Bay CoreNet
Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Abdominal Disorders
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Stomach Diseases
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Dr. Shepard treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of his peers

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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
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • 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
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • 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
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders