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We found 19 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept CIGNA POS near Brooklyn, NY.

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

Dr. Peter Santogade's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santogade include second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. Dr. Santogade is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Santogade attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. 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. Arthur Marc Magun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Magun is an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Magun include stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Magun attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. 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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting 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, Second Floor; Room 212
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Rosenberg is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He works in New York, NY. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Rosenberg completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, colon cancer, and stomach problems. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenberg's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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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. Sam Weissman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
202 Foster Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sam Weissman is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Weissman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Weissman include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. Dr. Weissman is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weissman honors. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Weissman completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Weissman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Oscar Lebwohl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl's specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Lebwohl honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Lebwohl attended Harvard Medical School. 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. Dr. Lebwohl 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, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Anthony J Ng, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
139 Centre Street; Suite 609
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Ng, who practices in New York, NY and Flushing, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ng include gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, and inflammatory bowel disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ng is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
336; 78 Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Nidal Khoury is a gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khoury include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Khoury attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Rectal Problems, Hiatal Hernia, Parasitic Infection, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Lewis Preston Schneider, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lewis Schneider is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Schneider performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: colonoscopy, hiatal hernia, and colorectal cancer. He takes Aetna EPO, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Schneider is 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: Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, Parasitic Infection, Colon Problems, Capsule Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Greene Avenue; Suite 2f
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jahid Ahamed's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ahamed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Ahamed is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Abraham Krikhely, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
4802 10th Avenue; Maimonides - Department of Surgery
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Abraham Krikhely sees patients in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krikhely include inguinal hernia repair, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and umbilical hernia. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Krikhely attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Krikhely is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jody M Tutino, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Geriatrics
10 Plaza Street E
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jody Tutino is a gastroenterologist, geriatrician, and legal medicine specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tutino's areas of expertise include ulcers, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Tutino (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Hiatal Hernia, Colon Problems, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Jay Pitman, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
310 E 14th Street; 6 Fl
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Pitman practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in New York, NY. Dr. Pitman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: dystonia, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and professional voice problems. Dr. Pitman is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Before completing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Pitman attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patient ratings for Dr. Pitman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pitman is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly. Dr. Pitman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Swallowing Problems, Dystonia, Voice Problems, Throat Problems, Acid Reflux, Chronic Cough, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1029 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Richheimer specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology and practices in Brooklyn, NY, Bay Shore, NY, and Long Beach, NY. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Richheimer's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. He studied medicine at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Richheimer completed a residency program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. The average patient rating for Dr. Richheimer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Influenza, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Skin Issues, Sinusitis, Allergy ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Joseph Acinapura, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
506 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Acinapura is a specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Acinapura (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. His clinical interests include lung cancer, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Acinapura's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Acinapura's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchoscopy, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
185 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Joshua Silverman, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Silverman is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: ear surgery, bronchoscopy, and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Silverman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Acid Reflux, Parathyroid Surgery, Ear Surgery, Tonsil Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Stephen Joseph Peterson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
506 Sixth Street; Suite 3rd Floor, Nym - East Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Peterson's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Peterson trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for his residency. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Peterson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Mitral Valve Prolapse, ... (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.