About James S. Leavitt, MD, FACG

Dr. James Leavitt is the President and Chief Clinical Officer for Gastro Health. He has been in private practice in Miami since 1980. As a founding physician of Gastro Health, Dr. Leavitt has been instrumental in growing the organization from the original four physician practice to the current multistate gastrointestinal platform.

Conditions & Procedures

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux & GERD
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Celiac Disease
  • Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff)
  • Colitis
  • Colon Diseases & Polyps
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastritis
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • H. Pylori
  • Hepatitis
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Disease
  • Pancreatic Disease & Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Small Intestinal Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Capsule Endoscopy (Pill Cam)
  • Colonoscopy (Screening & Diagnostic)
  • EGD (Upper Endoscopy)
  • ERCP & Stents
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal pH Testing (Bravo)
  • Esophageal pH Testing (Breath Test)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • IV Therapy
  • Liver Biopsies
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • PEG Placement

Office Locations

Primary Location

Picture of the Galloway Office


7500 SW 87th Ave.
Suite 200
Miami, FL 33173

Phone: 305-913-0666
Fax: 305-913-0663

Procedure Locations

Having a procedure? It may not always be in the same location where you consulted with your doctor. Check with your doctor to make sure you’re headed to the right place.


  • Aetna - FL
  • Ambetter - FL
  • AvMed Health Plans
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Florida
  • Bright Health Plan - FL
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Devoted Health
  • Dimension Health Inc
  • Doctors HealthCare Plans, Inc
  • HealthSun Health Plans
  • Humana
  • Leon Medical Centers Health Plans
  • Medica Healthcare Plans Inc
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Railroad
  • MultiPlan
  • Oscar Health
  • Preferred Care Partners
  • Simply Healthcare
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellcare Health Plans, Inc



State University of New York at Stony Brook


The University of Miami School of Medicine


The University of Miami School of Medicine


The University of Miami School of Medicine

Teaching Appointments

Florida International University

Professional Highlights


Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Awards & Recognitions

Professional Memberships

  • Past president and current member of the Florida Gastroenterology Society
  • Member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and has served on the practice management committee
  • Member of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and has served on the practice management committee
  • Served as two-term South Florida Governor for the ACG


Press Release

2019 Take Steps Miami Award Luncheon

Dr. James Leavitt joined Joany Meurice and Katie Keohane from The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation at the 2019 Take Steps Miami Award Luncheon.

Patient Care

Introducing Our New Patient Portal

Gastro Health has undertaken an ambitious program to improve customer service and streamline business processes using state-of-the-art technology. We are happy to announce the release of our patient portal.