We found 12 gastroenterologists who accept First Health near Eatontown, NJ.

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

Dr. Penny Turtel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Patients gave Dr. Turtel an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Turtel is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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

Dr. Laleh Merikhi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Oakhurst, NJ. She is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. 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 has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Reza Akhtar is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Oakhurst, NJ. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Akhtar is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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

Dr. Thomas Fiest is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fiest is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center.

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

Dr. Mitchell Schwartz's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Schwartz attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Uppal attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore. His training includes residency programs at New York Methodist Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Uppal is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jonathan Teitelbaum practices pediatric gastroenterology. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group. Dr. Teitelbaum attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Teitelbaum honors.

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

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

Dr. Steven Gorcey is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Eatontown, NJ and Oakhurst, NJ. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Gorcey attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gorcey takes 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' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Belitsis is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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

Dr. Nadeem Baig's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Baig is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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

Dr. Shamina Dhillon works as a gastroenterologist in Oakhurst, NJ. Dr. Dhillon's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Dhillon is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Rakitt attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rakitt takes. Dr. Rakitt's 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)

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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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