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We found 21 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Health Net near East Setauket, NY.

Dr. Jonathan Michael Buscaglia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Technology Drive; Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Buscaglia's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Buscaglia has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and gallstones. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Buscaglia attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Buscaglia (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreas Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach ... (Read more)

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Dr. Juan Carlos C Bucobo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook University Medical Center; Health Science Center T17-060
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Juan Carlos Bucobo is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, gallbladder problems, and colonoscopy. Dr. Bucobo takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, CT Colonography, Biliary Disorders, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Advanced ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ramona Ooshani R Rajapakse, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Ramona Rajapakse is a gastroenterologist in East Setauket, NY. Her areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Rajapakse's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. Dr. Rajapakse is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Vincent Wen-Shan Yang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Vincent Yang specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, crohn's disease, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Yang accepts Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, Vytra, and more. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Chris Emanuel Lascarides, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive, Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Chris Lascarides is an adult gastroenterologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lascarides's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Before completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Lascarides attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lascarides takes.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Colorectal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Pruthvi Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Pruthvi Patel practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Metabolic Disorders, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Grace Gathungu, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Gathungu obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Long Island College Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colitis, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Anupama Chawla works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Stony Brook, NY, East Moriches, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Chawla average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chawla's clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Chawla trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Chawla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Morganstern is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Dr. Richard Joseph Scriven, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
Stony Brook Technology Park; 37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Richard Scriven is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, pectus excavatum, and hernia surgery. Dr. Scriven takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Appendicitis, Circumcision, Liver Resection, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Edward Sun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive, Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Edward Sun's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Sun completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Helen Hsieh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
Hsc T19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Helen Hsieh's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Dr. Hsieh's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and achalasia. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart. Her education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stony Brook Heart Institute; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Tak attended Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College for medical school. Dr. Tak's clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Aurora Dawn Pryor, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Hsc 18 040; Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Aurora Pryor's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Pryor's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, groin hernia, and achalasia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pryor takes. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Hospital for residency. Dr. Pryor is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gallstones, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Hsc T19 020; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas' specialty is general surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include achalasia, stomach problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Spaniolas honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spaniolas's professional affiliations include Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Pheochromocytoma, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Adrenal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Adams Talamini, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Hst 19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Mark Talamini's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Smithtown, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Talamini include achalasia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Talamini accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Dr. Talamini is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Talamini completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Appendicitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Small Intestine ... (Read more)

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What is Acid Reflux (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated GERD and sometimes called acid reflux, happens when food and acid inside the stomach leak back up into the bottom of the throat. This causes a burning sensation, heartburn, and a bad taste or smell in the mouth. GERD is different from occasional heartburn in that it happens regularly, at least twice a week over several weeks.

GERD happens because the muscle around the bottom of the throat weakens. This can be caused by a shift in the placement of the stomach, as happens with a hiatal hernia. Other risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, the use of certain medications, and smoking.

A person with GERD will notice the obvious signs of heartburn and an acid feeling in their throat several times a week. Other symptoms can include a persistent cough, nausea, asthma, or a sore throat that doesn’t go away. If GERD is left untreated, it can cause problems in the lining of the throat, including ulcers and even cancer.

There are simple lifestyle changes that can be made to combat acid reflux:
  • Lose weight, if needed.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Eat small meals and don’t lie down right after eating.
  • Stay away from acidic foods and foods known to cause reflux such as fried food and coffee.

If those lifestyle changes aren’t enough, there are medications that can help. Antacids, medications that decrease acid production in the stomach, medications to help the stomach empty faster, and antibiotics can all be useful. In extreme cases, surgery can be performed to tighten the bottom of the esophagus.