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We found 8 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept EmblemHealth near Smithtown, NY.

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Dr. Anupama Chawla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Department of Pediatrics; Hsc, T-11, 080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Anupama Chawla practices pediatric gastroenterology in Stony Brook, NY, East Moriches, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chawla's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Chawla attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school. Dr. Chawla (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Failure to Thrive, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Grace N K Gathungu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Grace Gathungu is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise consist of celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gathungu honors. She attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island College Hospital for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. James F Markowitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. James Markowitz's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Markowitz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Markowitz's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Dr. Jeffrey Alan Morganstern, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stony Brook University Medical Center; Health Science Center T11-080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Morganstern sees patients in Islip Terrace, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Morganstern honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Allergies, Colitis, Failure to ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael J Pettei, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Commack Satellite Office of Cohen Children's Medical Center of Ny
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Michael Pettei is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Pettei (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Pettei is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pettei's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Toba Aliyah Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Toba Weinstein is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. Her professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Weinstein's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinstein is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Ying Lu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Ying Lu specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She is rated highly by her patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lu takes. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. She is conversant in Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Lu has an open panel.

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Dr. Michelle Tobin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Michelle Tobin's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Tobin attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.