About our Clinic
Welcome to Advanced Gastro
- Six G.I. Physicians
- All Physicians are Board Certified
- G.I. Experience in all forms of Gastrointestinal and Hepatic diseases
- One female G.I. Physician, as preferred by many women patients
- One G.I. Physician Osteopathic Specialized
Our G.I. Physicians are specialized physicians with a great deal of experience; they provide the most advanced G.I. procedures, technologies and diagnostic treatments available. They are well-known in their local medical communities for their friendly, professional manner and leading-edge treatment of digestive disorders.
- Ages 18+ (rare cases 16 yrs+) treated
- Two County coverage – Pinellas and Pasco Counties
- Nine Hospital and Procedure for your convenience
- State of Art Procedures and Technology
- Tailored procedure preparation for each patient
- Pathology Lab in office for ~
- Quicker Results
- View slides directly by G.I. Physician, if necessary (especially cancers)
- Improved quality of care
- Clinical Research Trials for ~
- Gastrointestinal Diseases
- Provide affordable care
- Education focused patient care
- EMR (Electronic Medical Record) connects us for informational coverage
- Same Day Appointments
- 24 x 7 On Call; G.I. Practice Doctors respond and provide continuity to your G.I. Doctor for next visit
- Process for Referrals ~
- Non HMO patients call and make direct appointment
- Primary Care Doc refers to G.I.
- Call G.I. – get same day appointment, if possible.
- Most calls returned within 24 business hours; Quick, responsive.
- Urgent calls returned same day.
- Referral & Insurance paperwork handled by Our Office.
- Our Office sends notes back to PCP (Primary Care Physician).
Our G.I Doctors
Our Doctors are dedicated to:
Dr. Onea is a very caring, concerned Doctor. She listened to me and what I had to say and was wonderful. I would recommend her to anyone.
Dr. Onea was so nice and office staff too.
Smile & Kindness. Thanks
Very caring, supportive — you can talk to your Doctor and they understand.
Very patient — does not hurry me. All the girls are also very courteous, though I don’t know their names individually.
Supportive, A good listener — Patient!! Readily available to see me when I need help, listens even on the phone at odd times. Takes time for explanations and my questions.
Thank you sooooo much. We have never had such a great experience with an office. We love you!
M & J
Dr. Taunk has been my Gastro Doc for the past 15 years and his sincere, professional care has never waivered during the years. I would travel thousands of miles for his professional care, and will continue to recommend his services to any and all family, friends, and fellow athletes I meet.
I wanted to take the time to share my experience with Dr. Taunk and his staff at Advanced Gastroenterology Associates. I had to have colonoscopy and endoscopy this year due to some discomfort issues I was having. The staff was very courteous and calming. Dr. Taunk was very professional and explained the procedures and outcomes to me. I am very happy with their staff and services and would definitely recommend him.
My husband, became Dr. Taunk’s patient in 1996. Because we found him to be thorough and extremely competent, I selected him when I developed symptoms covered by his specialty. He diagnosed two chronic conditions and explained the treatments. Over the years he has kept me functioning well. I really appreciate his complete explanations of both the conditions and the best treatment methods. Another plus in being his patient is his office staff. They are pleasant, courteous and helpful. I am very glad we learned about Dr. Taunk and happy to continue to be his patient.
I just want to thank you ever so much for helping to improve my life. For the past two years, I have been suffering a series of gastro challenges. During that time, I have had many tests, consultations with several physicians and different treatments, none of them worked. After my initial consultation and single testing with you, I am pleased to tell you that the diagnosis and treatment that you selected has made all the difference in the world. Now, I can have a normal life. I am grateful to you and your staff.