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We found 56 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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Bessler trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical interests include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, cancer, and esophageal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bessler average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bessler include: 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. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bessler's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Cancer, Esophageal Surgery, Barrett's ... (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 in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santogade include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Santogade has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crespin include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Crespin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Crespin's practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in New York, NY. His areas of clinical interest consist of diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and stomach problems. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lax graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Lax has received distinctions including Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the Metro Area from and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lax (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. He is 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. David Daniel Markowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Markowitz's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Markowitz include sigmoidoscopy, stomach problems, and colon cancer. Aetna EPO, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markowitz honors. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Markowitz performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Markowitz welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Arthur Magun works as a gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Magun attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Magun (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Magun is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Magun welcomes 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5141 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Veroushka Ballester-Vargas, who practices in Bronx, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballester-Vargas include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and peptic ulcer. Dr. Ballester-Vargas is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Ballester-Vargas accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Richard Michael Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Rosenberg is a physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Rosenberg's areas of expertise include sigmoidoscopy, colon cancer, and stomach problems. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Rosenberg has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Rosenberg's practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Paulo Pacheco works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Pacheco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Pacheco's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Pacheco average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Francis Weiner, who practices in Bronx, NY, Scarsdale, NY, and Bronxville, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, hepatitis, and acid reflux (GERD). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Weiner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. In addition to English, Dr. Weiner speaks 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. Oscar Lebwohl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Lebwohl's areas of expertise include second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lebwohl takes. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lebwohl's residency was performed 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) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Lebwohl has an open panel.

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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. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, liver disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and ColumbiaDoctors. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lee's training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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

Dr. Susan Lucak, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, second opinions, and stomach problems. Dr. Lucak is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Lucak honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His clinical interests include second opinions, hepatitis C, and gastrointestinal cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Rieber is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Rieber completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures, fundoplication, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Parikh accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Parikh is affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Gitit Tomer is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and capsule endoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, WESTMED Medical Group, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Tomer accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Tomer (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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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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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.