We found 9 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahamed include pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ahamed is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. After completing medical school at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, he performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst.

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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)

Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
235 East 22nd Street; Suite Dr5
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mengkao Tseng is a gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Dr. Tseng graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and gallbladder problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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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)

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

Dr. Mohamed Mansour's specialties are primary care and adult gastroenterology. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include gallbladder problems, liver disease, and colon problems. Dr. Mansour accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mansour 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)

Dr. Bruce Elliot Gelb, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Gelb specializes in transplant surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Gelb attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Gelb's areas of expertise include hepatitis, pancreas transplant, and liver cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Gelb (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Abdominal Surgery, Hepatitis, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Barry Savits sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Dr. Savits takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Savits completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Savits (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , anal cancer, colorectal cancer

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

Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 7n
New York, NY
 

Dr. Yvelisse Suarez practices anatomic pathology and clinical pathology in New York, NY. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with NYU Langone. Dr. Suarez obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Ratesh Khillan is a Brooklyn, NY physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Khillan's clinical interests include lung cancer, anal cancer, and multiple myeloma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Government Medical College, Patiala. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Khillan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Stephen Joseph Peterson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
506 Sixth Street; Nymh Department of Medicine
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Peterson is a general internist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Peterson's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. He attended Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Peterson is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Shaffig Essajee is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Essajee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Essajee's clinical interests include hospital acquired infection, hepatitis, and osteomyelitis. He is affiliated with NYU Langone. He studied medicine at Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Essajee's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Essajee honors.

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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.

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