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

Dr. Penny Turtel is an adult gastroenterologist in Oakhurst, NJ. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turtel honors. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Laleh Merikhi is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Merikhi a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Merikhi is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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

Dr. Reza Akhtar sees patients in Oakhurst, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Akhtar is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Thomas Fiest sees patients in Eatontown, NJ and Oakhurst, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fiest's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jonathan Teitelbaum's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Teitelbaum's professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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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, who practices in Oakhurst, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schwartz's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Schwartz trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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

Dr. Rajiv Uppal practices adult gastroenterology in Eatontown, NJ and Oakhurst, NJ. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Uppal attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. Uppal has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider 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. Kenneth Belitsis' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Belitsis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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

Dr. Nadeem Baig specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Eatontown, NJ and Oakhurst, NJ. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Baig is professionally 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 studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gorcey trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Shamina Dhillon is an Oakhurst, NJ physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Dhillon's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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