Dr. Roland Shepard, MD

Dr. Roland Shepard, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 65
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Dr. Roland Shepard, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Tampa, FL. He specializes in gastroenterology.Read his story

4224 N Tampania Ave

Tampa, FL 33607

Contact Information

(813) 280-7111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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(813) 280-7111

Dr. Shepard accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
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
Navigate POS
Neighborhood Health Partnership
Options PPO

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Dr. Shepard's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abdominal Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shepard treats Abdominal Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shepard treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of his peers

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

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Shepard's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Shepard was born and raised in Florida. He is married with three children and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

University Fla
Fellowship Hospital
University Community Hospital
Residency Hospital

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What are Dr. Roland Shepard, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shepard frequently treats Abdominal Pain, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), and Esophagitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shepard treats.

Where is Dr. Roland Shepard, MD's office located?

Dr. Shepard's office is located at 4224 N Tampania Ave, Tampa, FL 33607. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Shepard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shepard

4.3

Based on 42 ratings

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1 Star
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What went well
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  • Staff friendliness (37)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (35)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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Patient of Dr. Shepard for 3 years. He is a rear combination of being genuinely caring, intellectually strong (and thinks outside the box), excellent listener, friendly and converses and an “adult to adult basis” (not at all condescending) / ego). Procedurally, he is a superior practitioner and uses only the finest facility in Tampa. No rushing or over booking. I take a longer trek over to see Dr. Shepard in Tampa from St. Pete Beach area. I probably pass 7 fine hospitals along the way, and about 100 gastroenterologists. Dr. Shepard is quality and cares. He epitomizes the gold standard of why some ethical and intelligent people of high morals standards dedicate their lives to being a doctor: to do the best in their power to help people. He is a blessed man, so please keep Dr. Shepard in your prayers as he takes care of people. I was referred to Dr. Shepard by Dr. Vincent, ENT Clearwater who also operates on Shepard’s level.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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James M. – Mar 31, 2021
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Caring and professional; highly recommended
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dr. Shepard has been my doctor over 10 years now. My husband is also his patient. Several years ago I had a very serious illness that I have now been in remission from for more that 5 years, thanks to him. Dr. Shepard and his staff are A+. We continue to see him for routine procedures and wellness checks. I highly recommend him for he is simply the best. I would give him 10 stars if I could.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Debbie Piasecki – Oct 13, 2020
Debbie, we're so happy to hear how Dr. Shepard...Read More
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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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Jessie P – Jan 14, 2020
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Dr Shepard is wonderful , very professional and caring
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ann – Oct 03, 2019
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Exceptional! Cleared my reoccurring CDiff 3 years ago! Doctors in Boston had given up! Thank you Doc Shepperd & staff!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robert in Wilmington, MA – Jun 18, 2019
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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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Deana G. in Spring Hill, FL – Jan 17, 2019
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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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Beth Butler in Tampa, FL – Oct 24, 2018
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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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Tampa, FL – Aug 09, 2018
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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!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Katie W. in FL – Jun 25, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Faith in , FL – May 14, 2018
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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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Mrs. Marcia Blount in Odessa – Feb 27, 2018
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Dr Shepard was very good. I had absolutely no problems with my procedure or recovery!
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New Port Richey, FL – Apr 17, 2017
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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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Frankie Godwin in Land O Lakes, FL – Mar 06, 2017
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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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Tampa, FL – Oct 26, 2016
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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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No results
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Carole in Land O Lakes, FL – Oct 26, 2016
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Very friendly staff and helpful. Dr Shepard was non alarming and very easy to talk to.
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lisa in Tampa, FL – Jul 07, 2016
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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!
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Rand in Valrico, FL – Jun 04, 2016
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It is a sweet and caring doctor. He really listens and cares for his patients.
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Viola M in Steinhatchee, FL – Feb 16, 2016
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Florida Medical Clinic - Gastroenterology

Florida Medical Clinic - Gastroenterology4224 N Tampania Ave Tampa, FL 33607
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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

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