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 is an East Setauket, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Buscaglia (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Buscaglia include esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and gallstones. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bucobo include esophageal cancer, gallbladder problems, and colonoscopy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Bucobo is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bucobo 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Yang obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Healthfirst, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Yang (or staff) is conversant in 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. Ramona Ooshani R Rajapakse, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Ramona Rajapakse's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rajapakse is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Before completing her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Rajapakse attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Patient ratings for Dr. Rajapakse average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 an adult gastroenterologist in Great Neck, NY and East Setauket, NY. Before completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Lascarides attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is especially interested in rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Lascarides takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. 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. Pruthvi Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Pruthvi Patel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Patel accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is conversant in 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
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Grace Gathungu is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY. Her clinical interests encompass celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gathungu attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Long Island College Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Stony Brook, NY, East Moriches, NY, and East Setauket, NY. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient reviews placed Dr. Chawla at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Edward Sun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 3 Technology Drive, Suite 700
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Edward Sun is an East Setauket, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Sun include hepatitis, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Sun attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (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 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 Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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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, who practices in East Setauket, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scriven include cancer surgery, pectus excavatum, and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Scriven is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. 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. Helen Hsieh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
Hsc T19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Helen Hsieh's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and achalasia. Dr. Hsieh takes several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. 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.

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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. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak is professionally affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak attended medical school at Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Tak completed residency programs at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 practices general surgery. Dr. Pryor attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. She trained at Duke University Hospital for her residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, groin hernia, and achalasia. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, hernia surgery, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Health. Dr. Spaniolas is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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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 Surgical Oncology
Hst 19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Mark Talamini is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Talamini include achalasia, crohn's disease, and hernia surgery. Dr. Talamini is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Talamini is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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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