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

Showing 1-16 of 18
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Myron Dov Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
110 E 59th Street; Suite 10-d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Myron Goldberg works as an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Patients gave Dr. Goldberg an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Goldberg is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Goldberg completed residency programs at Lenox Hill Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Goldberg (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

Read more

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

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Endoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer ... (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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Lavine (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Lavine performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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.

Read more

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

Dr. Shawn Khodadadian is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Khodadadian include heartburn, esophageal manometry, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Sinai Health System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khodadadian is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Khodadadian include: New York Super Doctors; New York Magazine Best Doctors; and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Khodadadian (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Japanese.

Read more

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

Dr. Hal Freiman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include cancer, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freiman honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Freiman attended medical school at Albany Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Sinai Health System, and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

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

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sam Weissman's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Weissman include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weissman honors. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Weissman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Weissman is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

Read more

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 specializes in legal medicine and adult gastroenterology and practices in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Ajah's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ajah include liver disease, colonoscopy, and colorectal cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He studied medicine at the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Ajah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Hausa. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

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

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

Dr. Yacov Stollman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stollman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Stollman is especially interested in colposcopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon problems. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Sinai Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stollman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. McFarlane-Ferreira (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. McFarlane-Ferreira's clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colon problems. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn for residency. Dr. McFarlane-Ferreira is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, he performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ahamed accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Ahamed is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

Read more

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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Khoury include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khoury takes. In addition to English, Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

Read more

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 sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. Her medical specialties are legal medicine, adult gastroenterology, and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include ulcers, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. Dr. Tutino is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tutino is a graduate of the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Tutino (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian.

Read more

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

Dr. Sameer Rafla-Demetrious is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rafla-Demetrious include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, and Maimonides Medical Center. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY), and the University of London. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

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's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Badillo attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Badillo (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

Read more

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 a hematologist and oncologist. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Murakhovskaya accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Murakhovskaya completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Murakhovskaya (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Armenian. She is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

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

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

Dr. Barry Savits' specialty is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savits honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Savits (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Yiddish. Dr. Savits is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

Read more

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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Harlin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). Dr. Harlin is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Harlin at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.