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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chait graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including BA - Magna Cum Laude; BS - Cum Laude; and Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Chait speaks Yiddish. Dr. Chait is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Andrew Francella is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Francella's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Francella's training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center. His professional affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group and Greenwich Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Frederick Shieh is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shieh 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. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Shieh attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Shieh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is accepting 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Landau (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal bleeding, anti-reflux surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Landau is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Landau is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO. Dr. Landau has received professional recognition including the following: Aoa. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Mark Glassman works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Glassman is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and more. Dr. Glassman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Gitit Tomer is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Bronx, NY, White Plains, NY, and New Rochelle, NY. Dr. Tomer (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Tomer's clinical interests include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and capsule endoscopy. She is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, WESTMED Medical Group, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Tomer attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare.

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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

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

Dr. Francis Weiner is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Weiner is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, hepatitis, and acid reflux (GERD). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. Before completing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Weiner attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Weiner's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and 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)

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 is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Selkin honors. Dr. Selkin has an open panel. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Selkin is conversant in Spanish.

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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
2 Gannett Drive; Suite L-1
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Jack Rosemarin, who practices in White Plains, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosemarin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MagnaCare, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Top Doctors Award 2001-2015 Castle Connolly Guide. Dr. Rosemarin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Felice Zwas' specialty is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Zwas's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Zwas is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Yiddish. She is 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, 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Scarsdale, NY, Bronxville, NY, and Bronx, NY. Dr. Slotwiner-Nie's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Slotwiner-Nie include ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and acid reflux (GERD). Patients gave Dr. Slotwiner-Nie an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Slotwiner-Nie is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Slotwiner-Nie is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler 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)

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

Dr. Neal Schamberg works as a gastroenterologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schamberg is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Schamberg is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Barro is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Barro graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Barro completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Scarsdale, NY and White Plains, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Lufrano include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. Dr. Lufrano is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Lufrano is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lufrano trained at North Shore University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Lufrano (or staff) speaks 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khaghan studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Khaghan trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Khaghan takes several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Khaghan 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)

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. Dr. Porto takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to 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.

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