We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept WellCare Medicaid near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Martin Wolff's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Wolff is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. 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)

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

Dr. Jahid Ahamed is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ahamed's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. After completing medical school at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, he performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi.

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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 physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Patients rated Dr. Tseng highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tseng include esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and gallbladder problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tseng is professionally 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)

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 attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mansour include gallbladder problems, liver disease, and colon problems. Dr. Mansour is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally 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. Barry Sorrel Savits, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center; 1456
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Barry Savits is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Savits studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Savits include breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Savits (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Yiddish. Dr. Savits 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)

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

Dr. Ratesh Khillan, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, anal cancer, and multiple myeloma. Dr. Khillan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Patiala and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Khillan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Myles Todd Taffel, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
560 1st Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Myles Taffel is a physician who specializes in diagnostic radiology. He is especially interested in abdominal imaging. Dr. Taffel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Taffel's training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His professional 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. Jonathan Saul Austrian, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
550 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Austrian is an adult hospital medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, heart failure, and chest pain. Dr. Austrian is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He 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)

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

Dr. Stephen Peterson practices general internal medicine in Brooklyn, NY. After completing medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine, Dr. Peterson performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterson include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peterson accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Peterson 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)

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

Dr. Shaffig Essajee is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. His areas of expertise include the following: hospital acquired infection, hepatitis, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Essajee is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. After attending Oxford University Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Essajee (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally 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.

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