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We found 9 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Empire Plan near New York, NY.

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Dr. Thomas Mathew Ciecierega, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Ciecierega is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, polypectomy (polyp removal), and esophageal motility disorders. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ciecierega takes. Dr. Ciecierega studied medicine at Poznan University of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Goryeb Children's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ciecierega include: Young Investigator Travel Award and Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology. Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Botox ... (Read more)

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Dr. Elaine Betty Barfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elaine Barfield is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in New York, NY. Her clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barfield honors. Dr. Barfield attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Invited Participant NASPGHAN Nutrition University (Chicago, IL); Invited Participant, 7th Annual Pediatric IBD Academic Workshop (Las Vegas, NV); and Academic Pediatric Association New Century Scholar (Vancouver). Dr. Barfield (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Barfield is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Robbyn Ellen Sockolow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street Helmsley Tower
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robbyn Sockolow's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Sockolow takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Sockolow attended medical school at New York Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include New York Super Doctors; The New York Times Magazine; and Castle Connolly, Top Pediatrician Award.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

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Dr. Babu S Bangaru, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 3a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Babu Bangaru works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. Dr. Bangaru's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Bangaru attended Andhra Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Bangaru (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical 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
505 East 70th Street Helmsley Tower
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aliza Solomon specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY and Forest Hills, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Solomon include polyps, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Solomon attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Solomon has received professional recognition including the following: NIH Fellow; R25 grant Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Collaborative; and Finalist, Irving Weissman Competition for Research on Obesity Prevention. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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Dr. Neera Gupta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Neera Gupta works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in New York, NY. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. She trained at Floating Hospital for Children for her residency. Dr. Gupta has indicated that her clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Kimberley Ann Chien, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kimberley Chien is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Chien's areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Chien attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Invited Participant Cornerstones IBD Excel Program and Invited Participant, NASPGHAN Nutrition University. Dr. Chien (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Nutrition Issues, Food Allergy, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Israel Nehemiah Kochin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2 Fifth Avenue; Suite #6
New York, NY
 

Dr. Israel Kochin specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Kochin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Kochin average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, United Healthcare HMO, and Child Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kochin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Russian. Dr. Kochin is professionally affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Shari Marie Sheflin-Findling, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5 East 98th Street; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shari Sheflin-Findling's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Schneider Children's Hospital. Dr. Sheflin-Findling honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.