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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 pediatric gastroenterologist in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal motility disorders, and celiac disease. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Before performing his residency at Goryeb Children's Hospital, Dr. Ciecierega attended Poznan University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Ciecierega has received the following distinctions: Young Investigator Travel Award and Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology. In addition to English, Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally 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 pediatric gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Barfield completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Barfield's clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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). In addition to English, Dr. Barfield (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Barfield is 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; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robbyn Sockolow is a pediatric gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Before performing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Sockolow attended New York Medical College for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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, who practices in Elmhurst, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Bangaru is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bangaru is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at 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. Dr. Bangaru (or staff) is conversant in 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. Kimberley Ann Chien, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kimberley Chien's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Chien (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. These areas are among her clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Chien is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Chien attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chien honors. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Invited Participant Cornerstones IBD Excel Program and Invited Participant, NASPGHAN Nutrition University.

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

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

Dr. Neera Gupta is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Gupta's clinical interests encompass crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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

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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Solomon include polyps, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Solomon has received include 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. Israel Nehemiah Kochin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2 Fifth Avenue; Suite #6
New York, NY
 

Dr. Israel Kochin is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. He takes Amerigroup, United Healthcare HMO, and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kochin's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kochin (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Schneider Children's Hospital. Dr. Sheflin-Findling honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her 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.