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

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

Dr. Andrew Francella's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Francella is rated highly by his patients. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Francella's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Maxwell Chait specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chait's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chait takes. He is open to new patients. Dr. Chait graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. He has received distinctions including BA - Magna Cum Laude; BS - Cum Laude; and Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Chait is conversant in Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Frederick Shieh is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. Dr. Shieh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Shieh is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shieh speaks Mandarin.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in White Plains, NY. Dr. Landau's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, anti-reflux surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Landau honors. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Jacobi Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Landau has received the distinction of Aoa. Dr. Landau (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Landau is open to new patients.

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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Glassman is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center, Western Connecticut Health Network, and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. He accepts Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glassman is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Gitit Tomer works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Her education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tomer include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and capsule endoscopy. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Tomer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Tomer's professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center, WESTMED Medical Group, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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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
688 White Plains Road; Suite 222
Scarsdale, NY
 

Dr. Francis Weiner, who practices in Bronx, NY, Scarsdale, NY, and Bronxville, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, hepatitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Weiner is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Weiner honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital.

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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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
688 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY
 

Dr. Peter Slotwiner-Nie sees patients in Scarsdale, NY, Bronxville, NY, and Bronx, NY. Dr. Peter Slotwiner-Nie's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Slotwiner-Nie is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Slotwiner-Nie's clinical interests: ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Slotwiner-Nie is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Slotwiner-Nie studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Slotwiner-Nie's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Slotwiner-Nie's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Alan Selkin's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Selkin attended medical school at New York Medical College. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Selkin has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Jack Rosemarin practices adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosemarin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes MagnaCare, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosemarin attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctors Award 2001-2015 Castle Connolly Guide. Dr. Rosemarin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Italian.

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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. Felice Zwas is an adult gastroenterologist. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Zwas attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Zwas takes MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zwas speaks Yiddish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her 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, colitis

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Barro's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Barro accepts several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Barro attended Stanford University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Neal Schamberg's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Schamberg is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Schamberg 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, colitis

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

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

Dr. Maria Lufrano works as an adult gastroenterologist in Scarsdale, NY and White Plains, NY. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Lufrano obtained her medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital. 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

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

Dr. Neda Khaghan works as an adult gastroenterologist in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Khaghan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Persian. Dr. Khaghan is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She 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, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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

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

Dr. Anthony Porto's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Porto is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Porto welcomes new patients.

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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.