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We found 132 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept United Healthcare near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Thomas Mathew Ciecierega, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Ciecierega's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ciecierega include gastrointestinal bleeding, polypectomy (polyp removal), and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Ciecierega is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and residency at Goryeb Children's Hospital. His distinctions include: Young Investigator Travel Award and Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology. Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Botox ... (Read more)

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Dr. Peter John Santogade, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Rm 3-005, Allen Pavilion; 5141 Broadway
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
155 East 47th Street; Suite 1a
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. Anthony Austin Starpoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
29 Washington Square West
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Starpoli practices adult gastroenterology in Poughkeepsie, NY and New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Starpoli is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, esophageal pH monitoring, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Starpoli is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Secure Horizons, Aetna Medicare, and MagnaCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Starpoli is open to new patients. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Greenwich Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Starpoli is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Esophageal Manometry, Esophageal pH ... (Read more)

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. Shaun Allen Steigman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
525 E 68th Street, Box 209; Division of Pediatric Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaun Steigman works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and pediatric thoracic surgeon in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. He honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Steigman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Steigman trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Steigman's distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Mt. Auburn Hospital; and Poster of Distinction, Massachussetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting. Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Myron D Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
110 East 59th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Myron Goldberg is a gastroenterologist in New York, NY. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldberg include heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. On average, patients gave Dr. Goldberg a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldberg takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Endoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Marc Magun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street
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, Second Floor; Room 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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Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite #3b, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos' specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. He practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Merianos is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Merianos's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merianos honors. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship. Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinita Elizabeth Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vinita Jacob is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. In Dr. Jacob's practice, she is particularly interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Jacob's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M. Dr. Jacob is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Dr. Keith Alan Kuenzler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10w
New York, NY
 

Dr. Keith Kuenzler is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Kuenzler is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuenzler include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. His professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Kuenzler honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Pyloric Stenosis, Fecal Incontinence, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Dr. Paul Albert Thodiyil, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
300 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Paul Thodiyil is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Thodiyil include achalasia, gallbladder problems, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thodiyil takes. Dr. Thodiyil's education and training includes medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and residency at Hammersmith Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Thodiyil has received distinctions including Most Outstanding Resident of the Year New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn; NY 2007 Innovator Award Cleveland Clinic Innovations; and Outstanding Service Award Department of Surgery, LAC+USC Medical Center. Dr. Thodiyil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Rectal Problems, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Paulo Alexandre Pacheco, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
560 1st Avenue
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. Sam Weissman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
202 Foster Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sam Weissman is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Weissman has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Weissman include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Weissman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, 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. David Wenhan Wan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1305 York Avenue; Floor 4
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Wan's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Wan is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wan include gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wan include: Sigma Xi; Glorney-Raisbeck Grant; and AASLD Travel Grant. Dr. Wan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder ... (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.