We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept WellCare Choice near Smithtown, NY.

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Ying Lu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Ying Lu specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. She speaks Cantonese. Dr. Lu's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Physician Partners. She graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Lu has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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James Markowitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. James Markowitz works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and general pediatrician. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Markowitz is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Markowitz is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Physician Partners. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Toba Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Toba Weinstein works as a gastroenterologist, pediatric gastroenterologist, and pediatrician in Lake Success, NY, Smithtown, NY, and New Hyde Park, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Weinstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Physician Partners. Dr. Weinstein is open to new patients.

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Michael Pettei, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
Commack Satellite Office of Cohen Children's Medical Center of Ny
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Michael Pettei works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatrician. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pettei attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Physician Partners. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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