Jolanda M. Denham, MD

Gastroenterology

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I was born in Bermuda to Jamaican parents and raised and educated in the United States. Atlanta is my hometown, but Florida has become my second home. Gastroenterology gives me the opportunity to treat acute problems, such as vomiting, diarrhea and belly pain, as well as chronic conditions like Crohn’s disease and celiac diseases.

Why I Treat Children

Pediatrics gives me hope. The kids I meet are very resilient. I feel like I can make a difference in their lives and the lives of their families.

What I'm Passionate About

I’m passionate about nutrition. It is personally satisfying to help children who are underweight get to a good place. I also care deeply about the welfare of children living with celiac disease. I try hard to help them and their families understand the gluten-free diet and navigate around lifestyle obstacles that can make it hard to follow.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I try to make a difference by looking at the “big picture” well-being of a child, not just their specific GI disease. To be effective, I have to take the family situation into account. It’s important to always consider the total health of a child.

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology - Emory University School of Medicine, 2005

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Emory University School of Medicine, 2002

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1999

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Gastroenterology

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Orlando Magazine Best Doctors 2016
  • 2015 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna HMO/POS/PPO/EPO
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HEALTHSMART HLTH PLANS PPO ORL
  • HEALTHSMART HLTH PLANS PPO PNS
  • HUMANA HEALTHY HORIZONS (FKA HUMANA MEDICAID)
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Celiac Disease
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Novel Implementation of Genotype-Guided Proton Pump Inhibitor Medication Therapy in Children: A Pilot, Randomized, Multisite Pragmatic Trial; Clinical and Translational Science; (2019).

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  • Perceived medication adherence barriers mediating effects between gastrointestinal symptoms and health-related quality of life in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease; Quality of Life Research; (2018).

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  • Gastrointestinal symptoms predictors of health-related quality of life in pediatric patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders; Quality of Life Research; (2017).

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  • Gastrointestinal symptoms predictors of health-related quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease; Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; (2016).

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  • PedsQL gastrointestinal symptoms scales and gastrointestinal worry scales in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease in comparison with healthy controls; Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; (2015).

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  • PedsQL™ Gastrointestinal Symptoms Scales and Gastrointestinal Worry Scales in pediatric patients with functional and organic gastrointestinal diseases in comparison to healthy controls; Quality of Life Research; (2015).

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  • Abdominal pain in children with sickle cell disease; Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology; (2014).

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  • PedsQL gastrointestinal symptoms module: Feasibility, reliability, and validity; Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; (2014).

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  • Celiac disease and autoimmunity: Review and controversies; Current Allergy and Asthma Reports; (2013).

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  • PedsQL eosinophilic esophagitis module: Feasibility, reliability, and validity; Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; (2013).

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