We found 36 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Medicare Advantage near Flushing, NY.

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Dr. David Phillip Magier, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. David Magier specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lake Success, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Suite 300, NY. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Magier's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, celiac disease, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Magier is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as 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 his 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. Robert Eric Tepper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 201
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Robert Tepper is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Tepper's clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, gastroscopy, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, NYU Langone Nassau Gastroenterology Associates, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Tepper attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Tepper has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Gastroscopy, Inflammatory Bowel ... (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 an adult gastroenterologist. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Locke is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Locke average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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, Intestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Babu S Bangaru, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9422 59th Avenue
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. Babu Bangaru is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Elmhurst, NY and New York, NY. He is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Bangaru completed residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. His clinical interests include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Bangaru (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhea, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Aliza B Solomon, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
10230 67th Avenue; 7r
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Aliza Solomon is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Solomon include polyps, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Solomon takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Solomon include: NIH Fellow; R25 grant Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Collaborative; and Finalist, Irving Weissman Competition for Research on Obesity Prevention. Dr. Solomon is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Metabolism, Nutrition Issues, Esophagitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Seymour Katz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 201
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Seymour Katz is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is especially interested in diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Katz has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Katz's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Constipation, Diarrhea

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9712 63rd Drive; 1d
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. Steven Batash specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Rego Park, NY and Queens, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Batash (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Bulgarian. His clinical interests include gallbladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Batash's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Batash attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Batash's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Cancer, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Dr. Anthony J Ng, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
39-16 Prince Street; Suite 354
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Ng works as an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ng is especially interested in gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, and inflammatory bowel disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ng is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andy Fan works as a gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, NY and Great Neck, NY. Dr. Fan's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and gastroscopy. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Fan performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Fan (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Blanche Fung Fung Liu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 201
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Blanche Liu specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Liu's clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, and crohn's disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Liu is affiliated with NYU Langone Nassau Gastroenterology Associates, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, 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, Intestinal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
71 36 110 Street; Suite 1g
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Arnold Weg is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass acid reflux (GERD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weg honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Weg (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 201
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Lev Ginzburg's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ginzburg takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Ginzburg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. His professional affiliations include NYU Langone Nassau Gastroenterology Associates and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. David Poppers' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Poppers include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and colon cancer. Dr. Poppers's hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Poppers (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Grigoriy Gurvits is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, celiac disease, and liver disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Gurvits average 4.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gurvits takes. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Gurvits has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhea, diverticular disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Swallowing ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21333 39th Avenue; Suite 248
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Won Sohn practices adult gastroenterology in Brooklyn, NY and Bayside, NY. Dr. Sohn (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sohn include pancreas problems, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Anthem, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (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 pediatric gastroenterology specialist in New Hyde Park, NY, Mineola, NY, and Rockville Centre, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moy include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moy honors. Before performing her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Moy attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Moy (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and Winthrop-University Hospital.

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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)

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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.

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