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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Chawla's clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chawla's education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Chawla (or staff) speaks the following 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gathungu include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Gathungu's education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Long Island College Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gathungu speaks Spanish.

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

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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Morganstern takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Morganstern attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. James Markowitz is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Markowitz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Markowitz is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Pettei's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pettei graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Pettei (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Pettei is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 gastroenterologist and pediatric gastroenterologist in Smithtown, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Lake Success, NY. She is rated highly by her patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinstein accepts. Dr. Weinstein studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Weinstein's professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ying Lu's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Lu accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Lu speaks Cantonese.

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

Dr. Michelle Tobin is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Tobin is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Tobin completed a residency program at Jacobi Medical Center. She accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.