We found 12 gastroenterologists who accept First Health near Eatontown, NJ.

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Dr. Reza Yasin Akhtar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1907 Highway 35; Suite 35
Oakhurst, NJ
 

Dr. Reza Akhtar's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Akhtar takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1907 Highway 35; Suite 1
Oakhurst, NJ
 

Dr. Penny Turtel sees patients in Oakhurst, NJ. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Turtel's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Dr. Thomas C Fiest, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
142 Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Fiest works as an adult gastroenterologist in Eatontown, NJ and Oakhurst, NJ. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fiest accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Fiest attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Dr. Jonathan Evan Teitelbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
279 Third Avenue; Suite 101
Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Teitelbaum's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Teitelbaum's professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Teitelbaum has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Teitelbaum honors.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Acid Reflux, Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Abdominal Pain

Dr. Steven Alan Gorcey, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
142 Route 35 S
Eatontown, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Gorcey's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gorcey's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Gorcey attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1907 Highway 35, Suite 1; Shore Gastroenterology Associates
Oakhurst, NJ
 

Dr. Mitchell Schwartz, who practices in Oakhurst, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schwartz accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1912 Route 35 South; Second Floor
Oakhurst, NJ
 

Dr. Laleh Merikhi specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Oakhurst, NJ. After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Merikhi completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merikhi takes. She is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Dr. Rajiv Uppal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
142 Route 35
Eatontown, NJ
 

Dr. Rajiv Uppal is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Uppal attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
142 State Route 35 S
Eatontown, NJ
 

Dr. Nadeem Baig works as an adult gastroenterologist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Baig is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
142 State Route 35 S
Eatontown, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Belitsis practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Belitsis graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Belitsis trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Belitsis is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1907 Highway 35; Suite 1
Oakhurst, NJ
 

Dr. Shamina Dhillon's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dhillon is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Dhillon is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Dr. Tina Susanne Rakitt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
279 Third Avenue; Suite 101
Long Branch, NJ
 

Dr. Tina Rakitt's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Barnabas Health Medical Group. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rakitt is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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