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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal motility disorders, and celiac disease. Dr. Ciecierega is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and residency at Goryeb Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ciecierega include: 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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist in New York, NY and Box 214, NY. Her clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Chien is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chien's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Invited Participant Cornerstones IBD Excel Program and Invited Participant, NASPGHAN Nutrition University. Dr. Chien (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Nutrition Issues, Abdominal Problems, ... (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 medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sockolow include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. She takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Sockolow is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. She has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; The New York Times Magazine; and Castle Connolly, Top Pediatrician Award. Dr. Sockolow is professionally 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology in Elmhurst, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Bangaru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bangaru include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bangaru graduated from 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Bangaru average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare.

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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 pediatric gastroenterologist in New York, NY and Forest Hills, NY. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Solomon include polyps, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Solomon takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Solomon include: NIH Fellow; R25 grant Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Collaborative; and Finalist, Irving Weissman Competition for Research on Obesity Prevention. She is 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. Elaine Betty Barfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elaine Barfield is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. 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. Her distinctions 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). In addition to English, 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. Neera Gupta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Neera Gupta, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Floating Hospital for Children. Dr. Gupta has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She is 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 physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Kochin trained at Maimonides Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, United Healthcare HMO, Child Health Plus, and more. Dr. Kochin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Russian. He is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 gastroenterologist in Valley Stream, NY and New York, NY. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Schneider Children's Hospital. Dr. Sheflin-Findling 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.
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