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We found 58 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. Dr. Bessler obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical interests include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, cancer, and esophageal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bessler's distinctions 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 Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting 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. Jeffrey Stephen Crespin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
12 E 86th Street; Suite 1
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Crespin average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Crespin include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Crespin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lax (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. Dr. Lax's areas of expertise consist of diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and stomach problems. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Lax attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Peter John Santogade, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5141 Broadway; Suite 3-005
New York, NY
 

Dr. Peter Santogade practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santogade include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. Dr. Santogade 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 conversant in Spanish. Dr. Santogade is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice 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)

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

Dr. Arthur Magun's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Magun (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. These areas are among Dr. Magun's clinical interests: stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Magun trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He accepts United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Magun include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. 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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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Markowitz average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Markowitz's areas of expertise include sigmoidoscopy, stomach problems, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markowitz honors. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Markowitz's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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) and practices in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Rosenberg speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, colon cancer, and stomach problems. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Rosenberg is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rosenberg include: New York Super Doctors and Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He 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. Veroushka Ballester Vargas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5141 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Veroushka Ballester-Vargas is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballester-Vargas include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). She honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Ballester-Vargas is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Her practice 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lebwohl include second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Lebwohl a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his 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 languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Lebwohl is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Shawn Khodadadian is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khodadadian's clinical interests include heartburn, esophageal manometry, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Khodadadian honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna Medicare. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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)

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

Dr. Gitit Tomer is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tomer include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and capsule endoscopy. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Tomer (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 gastroenterologist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, hepatitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Weiner is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Dr. Weiner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Paulo Pacheco is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He has a special interest in diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Pacheco's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pacheco is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Pacheco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He welcomes 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1600 Parker Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Lemert specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Lemert attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lemert include pancreatic cyst, liver disease, and colonoscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemert's professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Endoscopic Surgery, Pancreatic Cyst, Pancreatic Cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (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 a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Rieber speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, hepatitis C, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Rieber completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rieber accepts.

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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 sees patients in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include celiac disease, liver disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and ColumbiaDoctors. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Lee honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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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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.