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We found 11 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept WellCare Medicaid near New York, NY.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Greene Avenue; Suite 2f
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jahid Ahamed's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ahamed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Ahamed is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Martin Jacob Wolff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
123 William Street; 15th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Martin Wolff works as a gastroenterologist in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Wolff accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Wolff attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, diverticular disease, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, vomiting, ulcerative colitis, colon polyps, intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Nausea, Intestinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
235 East 22nd St.@; Suite Dr5
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mengkao Tseng's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Tseng's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and gallbladder problems. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mohamed Mansour, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Gastroenterology
910 Park Place; #1b
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Mohamed Mansour practices primary care and adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mansour's clinical interests include gallbladder problems, liver disease, and colon problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Myles Todd Taffel, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
560 1st Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Myles Taffel's medical specialty is diagnostic radiology. He is especially interested in abdominal imaging. Dr. Taffel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Radiology Associates and GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Abdominal Imaging, Abdominal Problems, Pelvic MRI, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Sorrel Savits, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center; 1456
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Barry Savits is a general surgeon in Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among Dr. Savits's clinical interests: breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Savits attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Savits (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Circumcision, Skin Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ratesh Khillan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
506 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ratesh Khillan specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Khillan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, multiple myeloma, and sickle cell disease. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Khillan attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Khillan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
185 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Joshua Silverman, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Silverman is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: ear surgery, bronchoscopy, and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Silverman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Acid Reflux, Parathyroid Surgery, Ear Surgery, Tonsil Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jonathan Saul Austrian, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
550 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Austrian sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Austrian include diarrhea, heart failure, and chest pain. Dr. Austrian honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Austrian has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea

All Interests: Syncope, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chest Pain, Nausea, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Stephen Joseph Peterson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
506 Sixth Street; Suite 3rd Floor, Nym - East Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Peterson's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Peterson trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for his residency. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Peterson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Mitral Valve Prolapse, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
550 1st Avenue; Nb8w
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaffig Essajee is a medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease. His education and training includes medical school at Oxford University Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Essajee's areas of expertise include hospital acquired infection, hepatitis, and osteomyelitis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Essajee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Herpes, Parasitic Infection, Fungal Infection, Pneumonia, Influenza, Viral ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.