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We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Health Net HMO near Brooklyn, NY.

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). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Lavine attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. Dr. Lavine accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lavine has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lavine (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Lavine is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hal Freiman practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Freiman attended medical school at Albany Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freiman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Shawn Khodadadian is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Khodadadian average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khodadadian include heartburn, esophageal manometry, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Khodadadian honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Khodadadian attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Khodadadian include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Khodadadian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Japanese.

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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)

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

Dr. Ofem Ajah's areas of specialization are legal medicine and adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ajah's areas of expertise include the following: liver disease, colonoscopy, and colorectal cancer. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before performing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Ajah attended the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Ajah (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hausa.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
336; 78 Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Nidal Khoury, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khoury's areas of expertise include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Khoury 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)

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

Dr. Jahid Ahamed's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Ahamed takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. His education and training includes medical school at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi.

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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)

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

Dr. Yacov Stollman practices adult gastroenterology in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Stollman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Stollman has indicated that his clinical interests include colposcopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon problems. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Stollman performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Stollman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Vytra.

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

Dr. Jody Tutino's specialties are legal medicine, adult gastroenterology, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Tutino (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Her areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. Dr. Tutino is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tutino is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Sameer Rafla-Demetrious practices radiation oncology in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY), and the University of London. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rafla-Demetrious include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, and Maimonides Medical Center.

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

Dr. Adolfo Badillo's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, Dr. Badillo completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Badillo (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer

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

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

Dr. Brian Harlin works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Harlin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Harlin's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Harlin graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer

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

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

Dr. Barry Savits' area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Savits include breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Dr. Savits honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Savits attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Savits (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

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

Dr. Laurence Lamie Rezkalla, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
124; 86 Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Laurence Rezkalla specializes in general practice and general internal medicine and practices in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Rezkalla's education and training includes medical school at Assiut University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Rezkalla include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Vytra, and more. Dr. Rezkalla (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Rezkalla is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Rezkalla has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Hypertension, Colon Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Irina Murakhovskaya is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Murakhovskaya's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Murakhovskaya trained at Montefiore Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Murakhovskaya (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Armenian. She is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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.