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We found 21 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept HIP Medicare near Lake Success, NY.

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

Dr. David Magier is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Lake Success, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Suite 300, NY. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Magier's clinical interests: colon cancer, celiac disease, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Magier accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Magier (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Magier is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tepper include gastrointestinal bleeding, gastroscopy, and crohn's disease. Dr. Tepper's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tepper honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, NYU Langone Nassau Gastroenterology Associates, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Lake Success, NY and Great Neck, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Locke a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Locke speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Locke 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. Seymour Katz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 201
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Seymour Katz practices adult gastroenterology in Great Neck, NY. He is especially interested in diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Katz average 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz accepts. Dr. Katz obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Andy Fan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fan include gastrointestinal bleeding, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and gastroscopy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fan honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Fan's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Fan (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Liu is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Liu's hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Langone Nassau Gastroenterology Associates, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She is accepting 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
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 201
Great Neck, NY
 

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

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

Dr. Seth Gross is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gross is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, ... (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. Dr. Levine's areas of expertise include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Levine is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Levine trained at Jacobi Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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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, who practices in New Hyde Park, NY, Mineola, NY, and Rockville Centre, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Moy attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. 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 takes. Dr. Moy (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Cantonese. Dr. Moy's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Mohamed Mansour practices primary care and adult gastroenterology in Bayside, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His clinical interests include gallbladder problems, liver disease, and colon problems. Dr. Mansour is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Mansour's professional 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. Carmen Magdalena Stanca, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Carmen Stanca practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Stanca honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and a graduate of Lutheran Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis A

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

Dr. Francis Arena is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Arena at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arena is accepting new patients. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Polish.

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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. Bruce Elliot Gelb, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
200 Old Country Road
Mineola, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Gelb is a transplant surgery specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis, pancreas transplant, and liver cancer. Dr. Gelb takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Gelb has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Gelb (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Abdominal Surgery, Hepatitis, Liver ... (Read more)

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Dr. Richard Steven Stark, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 Northen Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Richard Stark works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Lake Success, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Park, NY. Dr. Stark's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. His professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Stark speaks Spanish.

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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. Glyn Reginald Morgan, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
200 Old Country Road
Mineola, NY
 

Dr. Glyn Morgan is a transplant surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morgan include cancer surgery, polycystic kidney disease, and hepatitis C. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Morgan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Dr. Morgan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Korean. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cirrhosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, ... (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.