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We found 57 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; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marc Bessler is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Bessler's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, cancer, and esophageal surgery. Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bessler honors. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency 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. Dr. Bessler (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, ... (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 a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. Dr. Santogade accepts Amerigroup, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Santogade is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Hepatitis, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Ulcerative ... (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 an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Crespin's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Crespin include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Crespin is professionally affiliated with 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Markowitz include sigmoidoscopy, stomach problems, and colon cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Markowitz accepts Medicaid Managed Care, MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Markowitz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Parasitic Infection, Small ... (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 works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Lax's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and stomach problems. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the following distinctions: Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the Metro Area from and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lax (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. Dr. Lax is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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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. Arthur Marc Magun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
180 Fort Washington Avenue; Room: 2-254, Harkness Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Magun is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Magun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Magun has received distinctions including 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. Richard Michael Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 212
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Rosenberg is a New York, NY physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). His areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, colon cancer, and stomach problems. Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg accepts. Dr. Rosenberg is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Rosenberg completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Parasitic Infection, Small Intestine Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5141 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Veroushka Ballester-Vargas works as a gastroenterologist in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and colon cancer. Dr. Ballester-Vargas is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ballester-Vargas is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Acid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paulo Pacheco's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pacheco's clinical interests include diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. He takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pacheco attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Pacheco (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. 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. Oscar Lebwohl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
180 Fort Washington Avenue; Floor: 2, Room: 221, Harkness Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lebwohl (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lebwohl include second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Lebwohl is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lebwohl performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Ewig Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center; and New York Magazine Best Doctors listings. Dr. Lebwohl is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Francis Weiner practices adult gastroenterology in Bronx, NY, Scarsdale, NY, and Bronxville, NY. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Weiner's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, hepatitis, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and more. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Weiner's medical residency was performed at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. David Lee sees patients in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, liver disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Capsule Endoscopy, Radiofrequency Ablation, ... (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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Lucak attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: sigmoidoscopy, second opinions, and stomach problems. Dr. Lucak has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lucak honors. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lucak (or staff) speaks Spanish and Czech. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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. Peter H.R. Green, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
180 Fort Washington Avenue; Harkness Pavillion, Suite 956
New York, NY
 

Dr. Peter Green is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include second opinions, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Green is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He honors Medicaid Managed Care, Fidelis, 1199, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Green is a graduate of The University of Sydney Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Green include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Malnutrition, Hiatal Hernia, Parasitic Infection, ... (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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, hepatitis C, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Rieber honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers.

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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. Manish Sharad Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
622 W 168th Street; Ph-12, Room 126
New York, NY
 

Dr. Manish Parikh is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in New York, NY. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Parikh attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and abdominal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Parikh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Adrenal Disorders, ... (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.