We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Health Net near White Plains, NY.

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. 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. Harry Zemon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Harry Zemon is a medical specialist in general surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Zemon is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: AOA Medical Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan Keith Krakovitz, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Evan Krakovitz's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). Dr. Krakovitz is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krakovitz has an open panel. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Krakovitz completed a residency program at Graduate Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Krakovitz speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Rectal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, Colon Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart Paul Feldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Stuart Feldman works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Feldman is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, White Plains Hospital, and WESTMED Medical Group. Dr. Feldman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer

All Interests: Platelet Disorders, Tumor, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Alvin Stevens, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Stevens' area of specialization is general pediatrics. He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare. Dr. Stevens has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Stevens attended Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Stevens (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Allergies, Gastrointestinal Problems, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Gary Emil Rothbart, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1 Theall Road
Rye, NY
 

Dr. Gary Rothbart is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rothbart honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Rothbart attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Rothbart speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Hiatal Hernia, Pneumonia, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Caleb K Charny, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Caleb Charny's area of specialization is general surgery. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and stomach surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. Dr. Charny's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Charny is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Wounds, Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Lymph Node ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Christine Macbeth, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Laura Macbeth is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Macbeth is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Macbeth is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hearing Test, Sports Health, Ear Infection, Vision Screening, Gastrointestinal Problems, Physical ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
10 Rye Ridge Plaza; Suite #105
Rye Brook, NY
 

Dr. Roger Madris' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). In addition to English, Dr. Madris (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Westchester Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Madris at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone Density Test, ... (Read more)

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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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