We found 134 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept United Healthcare near Brooklyn, NY.

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 specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery and practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Steigman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steigman include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Steigman is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Steigman has received distinctions including 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 Hebrew and Spanish. His professional 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. Thomas Mathew Ciecierega, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Ciecierega is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal motility disorders, and celiac disease. Dr. Ciecierega is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and residency at Goryeb Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ciecierega include: Young Investigator Travel Award and Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology.

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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. Jeffrey Stephen Crespin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
155 East 47th Street; Suite 1a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Crespin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Crespin's areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crespin honors. His 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. Myron Dov Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
110 E 59th Street; Suite 10-d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Myron Goldberg practices adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Goldberg an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldberg include heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Goldberg's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Goldberg attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Goldberg (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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

Dr. Peter Santogade works as an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, colon cancer, and hepatitis. Dr. Santogade is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Santogade attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. He takes Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Anthony Austin Starpoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
29 Washington Square West
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Starpoli works as an adult gastroenterologist in Poughkeepsie, NY and New York, NY. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal manometry, esophageal pH monitoring, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Starpoli is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Greenwich Hospital's residency program. Dr. Starpoli is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Secure Horizons, Aetna Medicare, MagnaCare, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lax has indicated that his clinical interests include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and stomach problems. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lax's training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His distinctions include: Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the Metro Area from and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lax (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. He 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. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite #3b, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos sees patients in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Merianos is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Merianos accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and 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. In addition to English, Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks 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. Keith Alan Kuenzler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10w
New York, NY
 

Dr. Keith Kuenzler specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kuenzler's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Kuenzler attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Kuenzler takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of 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. Jason Craig Fisher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
530 First Avenue; Division of Pediatric Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jason Fisher's specialty is pediatric surgery. Dr. Fisher (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fisher include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. He is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fisher completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Fisher has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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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)

Dr. Howard Bruce Ginsburg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10w
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Ginsburg is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Ginsburg's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Ginsburg attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ginsburg has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Varicocele, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Neuroendocrine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vinita Jacob's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jacob has indicated that her clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacob is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jacob's distinctions include: Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Jacob is 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. 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). In addition to English, Dr. Rosenberg speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenberg include sigmoidoscopy, colon cancer, and stomach problems. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. 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. His 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
560 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paulo Pacheco, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Pacheco's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pacheco honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Pacheco (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Pacheco 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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Dr. David Wenhan Wan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1305 York Avenue; Floor 4
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Wan sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Wan is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Sigma Xi; Glorney-Raisbeck Grant; and AASLD Travel Grant. In addition to English, Dr. Wan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is 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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Dr. Reem Z Sharaiha, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1305 York Avenue; Fourth Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Reem Sharaiha is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sharaiha's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, pancreatic cyst, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharaiha accepts. After completing medical school at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Kingston General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sharaiha include: Overall Academic Achievement Award, University of Londong; Graduated with distinction from Unviersity of London; and Housestaff Teaching Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Campus. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreatitis, ... (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.
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