We found 8 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept WellCare Medicaid near New York, NY.

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Dr Mengkao Tseng MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
345 E 37th Street; Room 310
New York, NY

Dr. Mengkao Tseng works as a gastroenterologist in New York, NY. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Tseng is affiliated with NYU Langone. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Tseng attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jahid Ahamed is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He trained at Interfaith Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ahamed's clinical interests include pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahamed takes. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon Problems, Rectal Problems, Colorectal Cancer, Acid Reflux

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

Mohamed Mansour
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
910 Park Place; #1b
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Mohamed Mansour works as a primary care doctor and gastroenterologist in Bayside, NY and Brooklyn, NY. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His areas of expertise include gallbladder problems, liver disease, and colon problems. Dr. Mansour is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mansour is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and United Healthcare EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Problems, Rectal Problems, Colorectal Cancer

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy ... (Read more)

Dr Barry Sorrel Savits MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1456 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Barry Savits' area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Savits's areas of expertise include the following: breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savits accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Savits (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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)

Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 7n
New York, NY

Dr. Yvelisse Suarez specializes in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. Clinical interests for Dr. Suarez include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suarez takes. She attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Pathology Associates. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Prashant Sinha MD
Specializes in General Surgery
462 1st Avenue; Nbv 15 S
New York, NY

Dr. Prashant Sinha practices general surgery in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Sinha include cancer surgery, gastrointestinal cancer, and hernia surgery. Dr. Sinha accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Abdominal Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, C ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
550 1st Avenue; Nb8w
New York, NY

Dr. Shaffig Essajee is a medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Essajee attended Oxford University Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Essajee include hospital acquired infection, hepatitis, and osteomyelitis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Essajee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Infections

All Interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Infections, Tuberculosis, Parasitic Infection, Fungal Infection, Pneumon ... (Read more)

Dr Stephen J Peterson MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
506 Sixth Street; Suite 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Stephen Peterson is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Peterson include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Car ... (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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