We found 18 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Health Net HMO near Brooklyn, NY.

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Dr. Myron Dov Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
110 E 59th Street; Suite 10-d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Myron Goldberg is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldberg is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Goldberg completed residency programs at Lenox Hill Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and NYU Langone. Dr. Goldberg's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Endoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Edward Lavine, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
3959 Broadway Bhs 7-702 (central)
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joel Lavine's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine); he sees patients in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lavine include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. Dr. Lavine is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lavine has an open panel. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Liver Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hal Jeffrey Freiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
59 West 12th Street; Suite 1d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hal Freiman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freiman include cancer, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and NYU Langone. Dr. Freiman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shawn Khodadadian, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 East 25th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shawn Khodadadian is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khodadadian (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khodadadian include esophageal manometry, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Mount Sinai Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Khodadadian performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Khodadadian average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; New York Magazine Best Doctors; and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Khodadadian welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, gastroparesis, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Primary Care, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Sam Weissman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
202 Foster Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sam Weissman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Weissman's clinical interests: ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. Patients gave Dr. Weissman an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Weissman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ofem I Ajah, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
753 Classon Avenue; Suite Lj
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ofem Ajah's medical specialty is legal medicine and adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ajah is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests encompass liver disease, colonoscopy, and colorectal cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences and residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Ajah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hausa, and Yoruba. Dr. Ajah is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Liver Disease, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Endoscopy

Dr. Yacov Ronald Stollman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1029 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Yacov Stollman practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stollman include colposcopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon problems. Dr. Stollman's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Stollman's medical residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Colposcopy, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jody M Tutino, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Geriatrics
10 Plaza Street E
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jody Tutino practices legal medicine, adult gastroenterology, and geriatrics (elderly care). Her areas of expertise include ulcers, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tutino at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Tutino (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Hiatal Hernia, Colon Problems, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Yvonne B McFarlane-Ferreira, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 3b
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Yvonne McFarlane-Ferriera's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. McFarlane-Ferriera (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. McFarlane-Ferriera include inflammatory bowel disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colon problems. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. McFarlane-Ferriera trained at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn for residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biliary Disorders, Colon ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Greene Avenue; Suite 2f
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jahid Ahamed's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahamed include pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He trained at Interfaith Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ahamed takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
336; 78 Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Nidal Khoury is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Khoury include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Rectal Problems, Hiatal Hernia, Parasitic Infection, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Sorrel Savits, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center; 1456
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Barry Savits' specialty is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Savits is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Savits (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , anal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Circumcision, Anal Cancer, Hernia Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Skin Cancer, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Patrick Harlin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
251 E 33rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Harlin practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Harlin include diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). He is affiliated with NYU Langone. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Harlin attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Harlin has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Health Net, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Sameer Rafal Rafla Demetrious, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
506 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sameer Rafla-Demetrious specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rafla-Demetrious include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY), and the University of London. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Brain Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irina Murakohouskaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
501 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Irina Murakohouskaya's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; she sees patients in Woodbury, NY, Bronx, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Murakohouskaya's clinical interests include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Brain Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adolfo R Badillo Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 4g
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Adolfo Badillo works as a hematologist and oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Badillo include leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Badillo is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Badillo speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer

All Interests: Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Anemia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Bleeding Disorders, ... (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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