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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist. Dr. Lavine (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lavine include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lavine is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lavine's practice is open to 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 Dov Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
110 East 59th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Myron Goldberg practices adult gastroenterology in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Goldberg is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldberg accepts. 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. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice 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. Sam Weissman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
202 Foster Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sam Weissman is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Weissman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Weissman include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. Dr. Weissman is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weissman honors. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Weissman completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. 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. Hal Jeffrey Freiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
59 West 12th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hal Freiman practices adult gastroenterology in New York, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Freiman's areas of expertise include cancer, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Freiman studied medicine at Albany Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting 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. Ofem I Ajah, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
753 Classon Avenue; Suite Lj
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ofem Ajah is a legal medicine and adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Ajah's areas of clinical interest consist of liver disease, colonoscopy, and colorectal cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After attending the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Ajah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Hausa. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

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

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

Dr. Shawn Khodadadian's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khodadadian (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Japanese. Clinical interests for Dr. Khodadadian include heartburn, esophageal manometry, and inflammatory bowel disease. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Khodadadian completed residency programs at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Khodadadian's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Khodadadian's practice is open to 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
336; 78 Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Nidal Khoury is a gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khoury include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Khoury attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ahamed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Ahamed is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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 is a Brooklyn, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include colposcopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon problems. Dr. Stollman is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Vytra. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Stollman completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Stollman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Italian, and Russian.

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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 is a gastroenterologist, geriatrician, and legal medicine specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tutino's areas of expertise include ulcers, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Tutino (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. She is 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. Sameer Rafal Rafla Demetrious, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
45 Second Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sameer Rafla-Demetrious' specialty is radiation oncology. He is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY), and the University of London. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious's clinical interests include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rafla-Demetrious accepts. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Badillo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Badillo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is 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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Harlin's clinical interests: diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). Patient ratings for Dr. Harlin average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harlin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Harlin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 is a general surgeon in Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among Dr. Savits's clinical interests: breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Spanish, French, and Yiddish. He is professionally 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's areas of specialization are general practice and general internal medicine. Dr. Rezkalla (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Italian. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Rezkalla's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center. Before performing his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Rezkalla attended Assiut University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Rezkalla a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Vytra, and more. He 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 an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murakhovskaya include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. Her professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Murakhovskaya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Murakhovskaya attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Murakhovskaya (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Armenian.

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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.