We found 63 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Medicare near Purchase, NY.

Dr. Maxwell Mani Chait, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
180 East Hartsdale Avenue; Suite 1e, Hartsdale Office
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Maxwell Chait's specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Chait's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His distinctions include: BA - Magna Cum Laude; BS - Cum Laude; and Phi Kappa Phi. In addition to English, he speaks Yiddish. Dr. Chait is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Chait's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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Dr. Andrew Paul Francella, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Francella's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Francella is professionally affiliated with WESTMED Medical Group and Greenwich Hospital. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Francella accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Dr. Frederick Kang-Fu Shieh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 Heathcote Road
Scarsdale, NY
 

Dr. Frederick Shieh specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. Dr. Shieh's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Shieh is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, achalasia, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, appendicitis, diverticular disease, heartburn, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, rectal bleeding, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven R Landau, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
White Plains, Ny - 15 North Broadway Office; 15 North Broadway
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Steven Landau specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Landau average 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Landau focuses on gastrointestinal bleeding, anti-reflux surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Landau is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Landau's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Aoa. Dr. Landau (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mark S Glassman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
503 Grasslands Road; Bchp Grasslands Specialty Office
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Mark Glassman's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Glassman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Westchester Medical Center, Western Connecticut Health Network, and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. Dr. Glassman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Pain, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
688 White Plains Road; Suite 222
Scarsdale, NY
 

Dr. Francis Weiner is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Weiner speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, hepatitis, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Dr. Weiner attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

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Dr. Gitit Tomer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Gitit Tomer is a pediatric gastroenterologist. In addition to English, Dr. Tomer (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tomer include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and capsule endoscopy. Dr. Tomer's professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center, WESTMED Medical Group, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Tomer graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Capsule Endoscopy, Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2 Gannett Drive; Suite L-1
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Jack Rosemarin works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Rosemarin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Italian. Dr. Rosemarin attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors MagnaCare, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosemarin has received the distinction of Top Doctors Award 2001-2015 Castle Connolly Guide.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
500 West Putnam Avenue; Suite 100
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Alan Selkin practices adult gastroenterology in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. He graduated from New York Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Selkin is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Selkin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
688 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY
 

Dr. Peter Slotwiner-Nie, who practices in Scarsdale, NY, Bronxville, NY, and Bronx, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Slotwiner-Nie completed Dr. Slotwiner-Nie's residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center. In Dr. Slotwiner-Nie's practice, Dr. Slotwiner-Nie is particularly interested in ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Slotwiner-Nie is rated highly by Dr. Slotwiner-Nie's patients. Dr. Slotwiner-Nie accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Slotwiner-Nie is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Advanced Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
500 West Putnam Avenue; Suite 100
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Felice Zwas' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, she speaks Yiddish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Zwas is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her professional training, Dr. Zwas completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zwas accepts MultiPlan, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. Dr. Zwas is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
500 West Putnam Avenue; Suite 100
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Neal Schamberg works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Schamberg is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
500 West Putnam Avenue; Suite 100
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Jennifer Barro specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Barro attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Barro's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4 Westchester Park Drive; Suite 210
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Maria Lufrano sees patients in Scarsdale, NY and White Plains, NY. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lufrano include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lufrano takes Medicare insurance. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. Dr. Lufrano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
500 West Putnam Avenue; Suite 100
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Neda Khaghan specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is conversant in Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Khaghan is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Khaghan trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khaghan takes. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Pancreatic Cancer, Flexible ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
5 Perryridge Road; Suite 2-2200
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Anthony Porto's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric emergency medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Porto trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Pain, Obesity, Cholesterol Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Abdominal Problems

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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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