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We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept HIP Medicare near Lake Success, NY.

Dr. Robert Eric Tepper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Robert Tepper works as a gastroenterologist in Great Neck, NY. Dr. Tepper has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Tepper include gastrointestinal bleeding, crohn's disease, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, NYU Langone Nassau Gastroenterology Associates, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tepper honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tepper's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center.

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

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

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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. Seymour Katz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Seymour Katz is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Katz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Katz honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center.

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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

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. Blanche Fung Fung Liu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Blanche Liu practices adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Liu's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Langone Nassau Gastroenterology Associates, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Liu 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, Upper Endoscopy, Intestinal Problems, Esophagus ... (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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Lev Ginzburg works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Ginzburg (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ginzburg is affiliated with NYU Langone Nassau Gastroenterology Associates and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Ginzburg is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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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, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Seth Andrew Gross, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Community Drive; North Shore Unv Hospital, Department of Medicine
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Seth Gross sees patients in New York, NY and Manhasset, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gross's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gross accepts. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, diverticular disease, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, pancreatic cancer, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremiah J Levine, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Lijmc - Department of Pediatrics; 269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Jeremiah Levine is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: crohn's disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. Dr. Levine's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Levine completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levine honors.

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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. Libia C Moy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Sch - Pediatric Gastroenterology; 269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, 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. 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. 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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Dr. Nikhil Premparkash Uppal, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1999 Marcus Avenue; Suite 120
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Nikhil Uppal's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Uppal attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune. He trained at Rochester General Hospital for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uppal include anemia, breast cancer, and pancreatic cancer. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Uppal is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Bleeding, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Cancer, Urinary Tract Problems, Pancreatic Cancer, Anemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Kurzyna-Solinas, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1999 Marcus Avenue; Suite 120
Lake Success, NY
 

Dr. Anna Kurzyna-Solinas is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Lake Success, NY, Park, NY, and Howard Beach, NY. Dr. Kurzyna-Solinas is a graduate of Medical University of Warsaw. Her areas of expertise include the following: platelet disorders, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Kurzyna-Solinas is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kurzyna-Solinas takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kurzyna-Solinas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Polish, and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Bleeding, Gynecologic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal ... (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.