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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 in Stony Brook, NY, East Moriches, NY, and East Setauket, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Chawla is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Chawla (or staff) is conversant in 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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colitis. Dr. Gathungu accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island College Hospital's residency program. She is conversant in 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 pediatric gastroenterologist in Islip Terrace, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Morganstern is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for his 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. James F Markowitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. James Markowitz is a pediatric gastroenterologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Markowitz is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with 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. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Pettei accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Pettei is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Pettei (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese.

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

Dr. Toba Weinstein specializes in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Smithtown, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Lake Success, NY. Dr. Weinstein is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weinstein's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ying Lu works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Lu takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lu is open to new patients. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. She speaks Cantonese.

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

Dr. Michelle Tobin works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Tobin's medical residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Tobin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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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.