General FAQ

General FAQ

M- F 8:30am to 5pm

We have offices in St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

Please see the bottom of the website for location information, and phone numbers.

New patient’s visits are scheduled for a 30 minute block and f/u visits are 15 min blocks.

Our office welcomes many types of insurance, and our insurance and payment coordinator will be happy to assist you in determining what type of benefits are available to you through your insurance plan.

Please click here and you will be directed to the Accepted Insurance Page of our Website.

That will depend upon your insurance; most HMO’s will require a referral.

Yes, we will request any necessary records needed to assist with your care.

We request that you call your Pharmacy first, to see if there are any refills available. If there are no refills available, the Pharmacist will then contact our office for a new request.

This will vary depending on the preferred lab assigned to your insurance.

Northside and St. Pete General

No, the patient must be 18 or older.

At this time we do not treat hemorrhoids surgically, but we can prescribe medications for symptomatic treatment.

Gastroenterologist Services

Click on one of the services below to learn more.

Patient Reviews

" I have been having my endoscopy with Dr. Kamath for the past 4 years. I would recommend anyone to have their procedures done at this facility. The staff is professional, loving and efficient. Everyone knows what they are doing so there’s no confusion. Dr. Kamath greets me with a smile each time I’ve met him and handled my visits to his office like I’m a human being and never a number. The facility is clean . Smells and looks great and my favorite of all is… I never wait long. The office gives you an appointment, and they take you on time. I’ll go to dr Kamath and recommend him always."
- Ruth Ilyas

Our Locations

Florida Digestive Specialists – St. Pete
5651 49th St. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Tel: (727) 443-4299   Fax: (727) 443-0255

Florida Digestive Specialists – Clearwater
1417 South Belcher Road, Suite A
Clearwater, FL 33764
Tel: (727) 443-4299   Fax: (727) 443-0255

Bay Area Endoscopy and Surgery Center
5771 49th St. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Tel: (727) 528-2261 

Our Hospitals

Northside Hospital
6000 49th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Tel: (727) 521-5158

St. Petersburg General Hospital
6500 38th Ave North
St Petersburg, FL 33710
Tel: (727) 461-8057