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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1907 Highway 35; Suite 1
Oakhurst, NJ
 

Dr. Penny Turtel is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Oakhurst, NJ. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Turtel's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1912 Route 35 South; Second Floor
Oakhurst, NJ
 

Dr. Laleh Merikhi, who practices in Oakhurst, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Merikhi is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Merikhi is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Merikhi attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences.

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Dr. Reza Yasin Akhtar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1907 Highway 35; Suite 35
Oakhurst, NJ
 

Dr. Reza Akhtar practices adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Akhtar is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Dr. Thomas C Fiest, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
142 Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Fiest's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Fiest attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more.

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Dr. Jonathan Evan Teitelbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
279 Third Avenue; Suite 101
Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Teitelbaum works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Teitelbaum has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for his residency. Dr. Teitelbaum's professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Acid Reflux, Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Abdominal Pain

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1907 Highway 35, Suite 1; Shore Gastroenterology Associates
Oakhurst, NJ
 

Dr. Mitchell Schwartz practices adult gastroenterology in Oakhurst, NJ. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Dr. Rajiv Uppal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
142 Route 35
Eatontown, NJ
 

Dr. Rajiv Uppal is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Uppal attended Christian Medical College, Vellore for medical school. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uppal honors. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Dr. Steven Alan Gorcey, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
142 Route 35 S
Eatontown, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Gorcey's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gorcey graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gorcey honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
142 State Route 35 S
Eatontown, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Belitsis specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Belitsis's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
142 State Route 35 S
Eatontown, NJ
 

Dr. Nadeem Baig practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Baig is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1907 Highway 35; Suite 1
Oakhurst, NJ
 

Dr. Shamina Dhillon's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Dhillon has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dhillon takes. Dr. Dhillon is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Dr. Tina Susanne Rakitt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
279 Third Avenue; Suite 101
Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Tina Rakitt is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Rakitt's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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