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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Bessler's areas of expertise include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, cancer, and esophageal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bessler average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bessler is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. 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 has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Crespin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Crespin attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Crespin is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. James Lax specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Lax (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lax include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and stomach problems. Dr. Lax's hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Lax is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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)

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

Dr. David Markowitz practices adult gastroenterology in New York, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Markowitz's areas of expertise include sigmoidoscopy, stomach problems, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Markowitz completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Markowitz is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Veroushka Ballester-Vargas is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Dr. Ballester-Vargas is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Ballester-Vargas completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. She honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Richard Rosenberg works as a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, colon cancer, and stomach problems. Dr. Rosenberg is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Rosenberg is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Paulo Pacheco specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pacheco's areas of clinical interest consist of diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Pacheco honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Pacheco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Arthur Magun specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Magun obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Magun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Magun is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Shawn Khodadadian is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Khodadadian include heartburn, esophageal manometry, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Sinai Health System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khodadadian is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Khodadadian include: New York Super Doctors; New York Magazine Best Doctors; and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Khodadadian (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Lebwohl is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lebwohl honors. He has an open panel. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Susan Lucak specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Lucak (or staff) speaks Spanish and Czech. Her areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, second opinions, and stomach problems. She is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System and 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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she 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)

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

Dr. Jonathan Rieber works as an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY, Riverdale, NY, and Bronxville, NY. Dr. Rieber is a graduate of New York Medical College. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. His areas of expertise include second opinions, hepatitis C, and gastrointestinal cancer. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rieber accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rieber's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. David Lee is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, liver disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and ColumbiaDoctors. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lee trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Peter Santogade is an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. His areas of expertise include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santogade honors. Dr. Santogade graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Santogade is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Santogade is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Stein I, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; 328
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stein is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Stein's clinical interests: second opinions, colon cancer, and liver disease. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Stein has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Hiatal ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Naum Tsynman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
983 Park Avenue; Suite 1d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Donald Tsynman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Tsynman highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Sinai Health System. Dr. Tsynman takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from St. Matthew's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Tsynman (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hiatal Hernia, ... (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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