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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and gallstones. Dr. Buscaglia honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, gallbladder problems, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Bucobo attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He speaks 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. Vincent Wen-Shan Yang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Vincent Yang is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Healthfirst, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang honors. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Yang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Grace N K Gathungu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Grace Gathungu specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gathungu's areas of expertise include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. Before completing her residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Gathungu attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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. Dr. Rajapakse's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajapakse include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. Dr. Rajapakse speaks 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. Chris Emanuel Lascarides, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive, Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Chris Lascarides is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Great Neck, NY and East Setauket, NY. His areas of clinical interest consist of rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lascarides honors. Dr. Lascarides is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Bellevue Hospital Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Anupama Chawla sees patients in Stony Brook, NY, East Moriches, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chawla include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Chawla honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chawla graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Chawla (or staff) speaks 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. Pruthvi Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Pruthvi Patel specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in East Setauket, NY and New York, NY. 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 studied medicine at 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. Jeffrey Alan Morganstern, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Morganstern is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Morganstern attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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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 specialist in pediatric surgery. He works in East Setauket, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, pectus excavatum, and hernia surgery. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Scriven accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Scriven attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Appendicitis, Circumcision, Hepatectomy, Hepatoblastoma, Hernia ... (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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include hepatitis, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun accepts. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following 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 works as a pediatric surgeon in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. Her areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and achalasia. She obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsieh takes.

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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 works as a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tak accepts. He attended Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Dr. Tak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Disease, ... (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 is a general surgeon in Centereach, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Smithtown, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, groin hernia, and achalasia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pryor takes. Dr. Pryor obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Pryor is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gallstones, Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, 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 specializes in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spaniolas include achalasia, hernia surgery, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Spaniolas is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Health. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Pheochromocytoma, Appendicitis, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Fundoplication, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Talamini is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Smithtown, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Talamini's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, crohn's disease, and hernia surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Talamini has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Appendicitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Fundoplication, ... (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.
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