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We found 18 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept HIP Medicaid near Flushing, NY.

Dr. David Phillip Magier, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
488 Great Neck Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. David Magier specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Magier completed a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His clinical interests include colon cancer, celiac disease, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Patient reviews placed Dr. Magier at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Magier (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Magier's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, celiac disease, colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colon Cancer, Cancer Screening, Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Biliary ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mitchell R Locke, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Locke works as a gastroenterologist in Lake Success, NY and Great Neck, NY. Dr. Locke graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His clinical interests include ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Locke speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Locke welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, intestinal (bowel) problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Intestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andy Chin-Yu Fan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Andy Fan is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fan (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer ... (Read more)

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Dr. Libia C Moy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Nyu Pediatric Gastroenterology Associates, 30-14 37th Street; 3rd Floor
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Libia Moy is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Moy (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moy include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Moy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Moy attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Winthrop University Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Celiac Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohamed Mansour, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Gastroenterology
2912 210th Place
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Mohamed Mansour's medical specialty is primary care and adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mansour include gallbladder problems, liver disease, and colon problems. Dr. Mansour is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mansour is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sanghyun Alexander Kim, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue; Second Floor
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Sanghyun Kim's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include genital warts, crohn's disease, and laser treatment. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kim trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Genital Warts, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Francis P Arena, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Francis Arena is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Arena is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Arena include bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Arena is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. Dr. Arena's professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Soft Tissue Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

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Dr. Dong-Seok Daniel Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue; 2nd Floor
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Bronx, NY, Flushing, NY, and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

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Dr. Spiros P Hiotis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue; Second Floor
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Spiros Hiotis specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Hiotis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Hiotis's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Hiotis (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack, who practices in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Schwack (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Schwack is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Schwack graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Scott Quy Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Surgery
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Jackson Heights, NY
 

Dr. Scott Nguyen practices surgery in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Jackson Heights, NY. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, achalasia, and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Nguyen is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nguyen include: UCLA Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society; UCLA Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry Highest Honors; and 3rd Place SAGES Best Fellow Oral Presentation. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, achalasia, Crohn's disease, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Crohn's Disease, Diverticular Disease, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Vishal Gupta, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
233 East Shore Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Vishal Gupta works as a radiation oncologist in New York, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Bronx, NY. Dr. Gupta obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include basal cell carcinoma, esophageal cancer, and throat cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Bone Cancer, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Skin ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andrea Shari Wolf, MPH, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Wolf works as a chest surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Wolf speaks Hebrew. She is especially interested in esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolf has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 Northen Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Richard Stark works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Lake Success, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Park, NY. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Stark's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and bladder cancer. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stark's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Bleeding, Bone Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
5645 Main Street; Room M204
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Steven Cohen's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and hernia surgery. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

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Dr. George Alexander Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. George Fielding's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include obesity, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fielding is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Gastroparesis, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Hernia Surgery, ... (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.