We found 18 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Health Net HMO near Brooklyn, NY.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldberg average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Goldberg honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldberg 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. Dr. Goldberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Goldberg's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Cancer Screening, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Edward Lavine, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
3959 Broadway Bhs 7-702 (central)
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joel Lavine's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Lavine include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lavine attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Lavine trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lavine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Lavine is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hal Jeffrey Freiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
59 West 12th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hal Freiman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Freiman's clinical interests include cancer, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and NYU Langone. Dr. Freiman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shawn Khodadadian, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 East 25th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shawn Khodadadian practices adult gastroenterology in New York, NY. 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. Dr. Khodadadian's areas of expertise include heartburn, esophageal manometry, and inflammatory bowel disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khodadadian accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna Medicare. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; New York Magazine Best Doctors; and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Khodadadian (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Japanese. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Mount Sinai Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Khodadadian is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, gastroparesis, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sam Weissman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Weissman is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weissman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Ofem I Ajah, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
753 Classon Avenue; Suite Lj
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ofem Ajah is an adult gastroenterologist and legal medicine specialist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in liver disease, colonoscopy, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Ajah takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Interfaith Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ajah (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hausa. Dr. Ajah's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Liver Disease, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Yacov Ronald Stollman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
126 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Yacov Stollman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Stollman is especially interested in colposcopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Vytra, and more. Dr. Stollman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Italian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Colposcopy, Rectal Problems, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Yvonne Barbara McFarlane-Ferreira, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
263 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Yvonne McFarlane-Ferreira is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. McFarlane-Ferreira (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. These areas are among her clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colon problems. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn. Dr. McFarlane-Ferreira is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jahid Ahamed practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahamed include pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ahamed is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. After completing medical school at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, he performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
336; 78 Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Nidal Khoury sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. Dr. Khoury takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Jody Tutino works as an adult gastroenterologist, geriatrician, and legal medicine specialist. Dr. Tutino has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include ulcers, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tutino honors. She attended medical school at the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Tutino (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Tutino is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Barry Sorrel Savits, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center; 1456
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Barry Savits sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Dr. Savits takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Savits completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Savits (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , anal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Circumcision, Skin Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Breast Surgery, Anal Cancer, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Patrick Harlin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
251 E 33rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Harlin's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in New York, NY. Dr. Harlin's clinical interests include diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harlin obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Harlin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Sameer Rafal Rafla Demetrious, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
45 Second Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sameer Rafla-Demetrious' medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. Clinical interests for Dr. Rafla-Demetrious include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, and Maimonides Medical Center. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY), and the University of London. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rafla-Demetrious takes.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adolfo Ramos Badillo Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 4g, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Adolfo Badillo specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Badillo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Badillo attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Badillo (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer

All Interests: Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Bleeding Disorders, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Irina Murakohouskaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
501 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Irina Murakhovskaya is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Woodbury, NY, Bronx, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Murakhovskaya's clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Murakhovskaya (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Armenian. Her professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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