We found 59 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Medicare near Bronx, NY.

Dr. Marc Bessler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marc Bessler's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Bessler has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bessler include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Bessler attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Blakemore Award for Surgical Research. In addition to English, Dr. Bessler (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Bessler's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Peter John Santogade, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5141 Broadway; Suite 3-005
New York, NY
 

Dr. Peter Santogade is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Santogade include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He honors Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Santogade graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeffrey Stephen Crespin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
12 E 86th Street; Suite 1
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in New York, NY. His clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Crespin's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Crespin trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Crespin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. James David Lax, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
160 East 72nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Lax is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lax (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Polish. In Dr. Lax's practice, he is particularly interested in diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and stomach problems. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Lax studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lax trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lax has received include Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the Metro Area from and New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Abdominal Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Daniel Markowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Markowitz is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Markowitz is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, stomach problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Markowitz is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Markowitz's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Markowitz has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Feeding Tubes, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Richard Michael Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Rosenberg specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, colon cancer, and stomach problems. Dr. Rosenberg is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenberg welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Rosenberg speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

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Dr. Paulo Alexandre Pacheco, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
207 E 84th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paulo Pacheco is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in New York, NY. Dr. Pacheco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pacheco include diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Pacheco attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pacheco honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, Colonoscopy, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

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Dr. Arthur Marc Magun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Magun specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Magun (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Magun include stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Magun graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Magun trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Colon Polyps, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Shawn Khodadadian, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
983 Park Avenue; Suite 1d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shawn Khodadadian is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Khodadadian average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khodadadian include heartburn, esophageal manometry, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna Medicare. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Khodadadian completed residency programs at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Khodadadian has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; New York Magazine Best Doctors; and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Khodadadian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Khodadadian is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible ... (Read more)

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Dr. Veroushka Ballester Vargas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5141 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Veroushka Ballester-Vargas is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ballester-Vargas attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballester-Vargas include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Ballester-Vargas is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Tumor, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Pancreatic Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Lebwohl's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Ewig Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 2010-2011; and Best Doctors in America annual listings. Dr. Lebwohl (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lebwohl's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jonathan Max Rieber, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5030 Broadway; Suite 707
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Rieber's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include second opinions, hepatitis C, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Rieber is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Rieber attended medical school at New York Medical College. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Colitis, Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Food Allergy, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Sung Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5141 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Lee works as a gastroenterologist. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, liver disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Lee accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Gitit Tomer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Gitit Tomer specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Bronx, NY, White Plains, NY, and New Rochelle, NY. Dr. Tomer studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. She has a special interest in celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and capsule endoscopy. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Tomer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, WESTMED Medical Group, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Capsule Endoscopy, Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1250 Waters Place; Suite 1201
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Francis Weiner is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Bronx, NY, Scarsdale, NY, and Bronxville, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Weiner include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, hepatitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Weiner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Weiner attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

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Dr. Susan Lebedova Lucak, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
903 Park Avenue Office; 903 Park Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Susan Lucak is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Lucak (or staff) speaks Spanish and Czech. Clinical interests for Dr. Lucak include sigmoidoscopy, second opinions, and stomach problems. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Lucak studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She trained at Montefiore Medical Center for her residency. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lucak has received include New York Super Doctors; Listed as one of the New York Super Doctors in the New York Times Magazine; and Castle Conolly Top Doctor in NY Metro Area.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Second Opinions, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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What is Acid Reflux (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated GERD and sometimes called acid reflux, happens when food and acid inside the stomach leak back up into the bottom of the throat. This causes a burning sensation, heartburn, and a bad taste or smell in the mouth. GERD is different from occasional heartburn in that it happens regularly, at least twice a week over several weeks.

GERD happens because the muscle around the bottom of the throat weakens. This can be caused by a shift in the placement of the stomach, as happens with a hiatal hernia. Other risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, the use of certain medications, and smoking.

A person with GERD will notice the obvious signs of heartburn and an acid feeling in their throat several times a week. Other symptoms can include a persistent cough, nausea, asthma, or a sore throat that doesn’t go away. If GERD is left untreated, it can cause problems in the lining of the throat, including ulcers and even cancer.

There are simple lifestyle changes that can be made to combat acid reflux:
  • Lose weight, if needed.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Eat small meals and don’t lie down right after eating.
  • Stay away from acidic foods and foods known to cause reflux such as fried food and coffee.

If those lifestyle changes aren’t enough, there are medications that can help. Antacids, medications that decrease acid production in the stomach, medications to help the stomach empty faster, and antibiotics can all be useful. In extreme cases, surgery can be performed to tighten the bottom of the esophagus.
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