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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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ciecierega include gastrointestinal bleeding, polypectomy (polyp removal), and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Ciecierega is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and residency at Goryeb Children's Hospital. His distinctions include: Young Investigator Travel Award and Graduated Magna Cum Laude Certificate of Excellence for Highest GPA in Biology. Dr. Ciecierega (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Robbyn Sockolow specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She is especially interested in crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Sockolow performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sockolow takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: 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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bangaru's clinical interests include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bangaru graduated from Andhra Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. 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
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aliza Solomon's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include polyps, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Solomon accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. She attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Solomon has received distinctions including 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. 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 gastroenterologist. Dr. Barfield attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. 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). Dr. Barfield (or staff) is conversant in 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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Gupta studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Floating Hospital for Children. Dr. Gupta accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Kimberley Ann Chien, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kimberley Chien works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chien include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinctions: 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. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kochin is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, United Healthcare HMO, and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Kochin (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. He is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Dr. Kochin 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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Schneider Children's Hospital for residency. 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.