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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal motility disorders, and celiac disease. Dr. Ciecierega is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Ciecierega attended Poznan University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Goryeb Children's Hospital for residency. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Young Investigator Travel Award and Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology.

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

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

Dr. Kimberley Chien specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Chien's areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chien accepts. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Chien has received include Invited Participant Cornerstones IBD Excel Program and Invited Participant, NASPGHAN Nutrition University. Dr. Chien (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Elaine Barfield specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barfield takes. She 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. She has received the following distinctions: 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) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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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; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robbyn Sockolow is a pediatric gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Sockolow's clinical interests: crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sockolow's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; The New York Times Magazine; and Castle Connolly, Top Pediatrician Award. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Babu S Bangaru, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
530 First Avenue; #3a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Babu Bangaru is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. Dr. Bangaru is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bangaru accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Bangaru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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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; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aliza Solomon is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Solomon include polyps, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Solomon attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She 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.

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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology in New York, NY. Her areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Gupta attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Israel Nehemiah Kochin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2 Fifth Avenue; Suite #6
New York, NY
 

Dr. Israel Kochin is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kochin is in-network for Amerigroup, United Healthcare HMO, and Child Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Kochin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Kochin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. She studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Schneider Children's Hospital. Dr. Sheflin-Findling is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheflin-Findling's office for an appointment.

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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.
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