We found 22 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near New York, NY.

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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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lavine include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, and hepatitis. Dr. Lavine honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lavine's distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freiman include cancer, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and NYU Langone. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freiman honors. Dr. Freiman is open to new patients. He graduated from Albany Medical College.

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

Dr. Yacov Stollman works as an adult gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Stollman has a special interest in colposcopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon problems. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Stollman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Amy R Defelice, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3959 Broadway Bhn 702
New York, NY
 

Dr. Amy Defelice is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Defelice's areas of expertise include ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hiatal hernia. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defelice honors. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Defelice speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Nutrition Issues, Hiatal Hernia, Feeding Tubes, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela Jack Glasnapp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Glasnapp's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glasnapp include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Glasnapp's hospital/clinic affiliations include JFK Hospital and Overlook Medical Center. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Glasnapp takes Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
377 Jersey Avenue; Suite 160
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Gelfand is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and lung cancer. Dr. Gelfand is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gelfand obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Blood Cancers, Hemochromatosis, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajay Goyal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. Ajay Goyal is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Union, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, and Springfield, NJ. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and gallstones. Dr. Goyal is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Goyal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brenda Danielle Panzera, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
12 East 86th Street; Suite 4
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brenda Panzera sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She has a special interest in lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Panzera takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. Dr. Panzera is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Lung Cancer, Coagulation Disorders, Breast Cancer

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1029 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Richheimer works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist, internist, and adult allergist and immunologist. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Richheimer include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy testing, and eczema. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Northport VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Richheimer's training includes a residency program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Influenza, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Skin Biopsy, Skin Issues, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Irina Murakohouskaya's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She practices in Woodbury, NY, Bronx, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. She speaks Russian. These areas are among Dr. Murakohouskaya's clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Murakohouskaya attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

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

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

Dr. Sameer Rafla-Demetrious' area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY), and the University of London. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

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

Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
Mount Sinai Queens Ambulatory Pavilion; 25-20 30th Avenue, 5th Floor
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Eric Edwards practices bariatric surgery in New York, NY and Astoria, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Edwards graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Edwards's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colorectal problems, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, small bowel obstruction, appendicitis

All Interests: Pheochromocytoma, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
112 East 83rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paul Greenberg is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Greenberg (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. In his practice, he is particularly interested in chemotherapy, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. Before performing his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Greenberg attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Chemotherapy, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Adolfo Badillo is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Badillo include leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Badillo speaks Filipino. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer

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

Dr. Ibrahim A Housri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology
321 Old Bergen Road
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Ibrahim Housri's specialty is adult hematology. His clinical interests include ulcers, anemia, and metabolic disorders. Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Housri honors. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Blood Cancers, Metabolic Disorders, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Vascular ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
25 E 69th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Chessin is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and anal fistula. Dr. Chessin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chessin include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Chessin speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colorectal problems, Crohn's disease, anal fistula, perianal abscess, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Perianal Abscess, Diverticular Disease, ... (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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