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We found 7 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Beech Street near East Setauket, NY.

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Dr. Anupama Chawla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Department of Pediatrics; Hsc, T-11, 080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Anupama Chawla is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Chawla's clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chawla (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Failure to Thrive, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Grace N K Gathungu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Grace Gathungu's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Gathungu has a special interest in celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Gathungu attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. James F Markowitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. James Markowitz is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Markowitz takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Dr. Jeffrey Alan Morganstern, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Morganstern works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Islip Terrace, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morganstern include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Morganstern takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Allergies, Colitis, Failure to ... (Read more)

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Dr. Toba Aliyah Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Toba Weinstein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Smithtown, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Lake Success, NY. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinstein takes. Dr. Weinstein is accepting new patients. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Dr. Ying Lu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Ying Lu's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lu average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Lu attended medical school at New York Medical College. She speaks Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Lu's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Michelle Tobin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Michelle Tobin is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in East Setauket, NY. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Tobin is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.