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10 Best Gastroenterologists in NYC Who Accept Medicaid

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Our clients who enroll in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) know that they need to be on medicaid in order to qualify for the program. 

In order to help you make a more informed decision regarding your health, we put together this guide of the 10 Best Gastroenterologists in NYC Who Accept Medicaid

 

(Below is a list of doctors with different specialties who accept Medicaid)

NYC OBGYNs who accept Medicaid 

NYC Endocrinologists who accept Medicaid 

NYC Psychiatrists who accept Medicaid

NYC Urologists who accept Medicaid

NYC Pain Management Drs who accept Medicaid

NYC Neurologists who accept Medicaid

NYC Dentist who accept Medicaid

NYC Podiatrists who accept Medicaid

NYC ENTs who accept Medicaid


Introduction


A gastroenterologist is a physician who specializes in treating disorders of gastrointestinal system and liver. They treat diseases of the esophagus, stomach, colon, small intestine, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, and bile ducts (all organs involved with the process of digestion).


Gastroenterologists must have a complete understanding of the way in which all of these organs work together to promote healthy movement of material through the stomach and intestines, effective absorption of essential vitamins and minerals, and regular waste removal. They must also be able to work with the unique function of the liver as a digestive organ.

 

Gastroenterologists must complete a normal medical degree just like any other physician, and then they must do a 2-3 year residency in Internal Medicine in addition to a 2-3 year fellowship in gastroenterology. Then, they must become board certified in order to be allowed to practice in the United States.

 

This list is made up of gastroenterologists in New York City who accept Medicaid and are among the best in their field. 


All of these physicians have completed their training and are certified to provide care in New York State. Some specialize in other areas of medicine in addition to gastroenterology, or they are able to provide expert care for very specific gastroenterological disorders. 


The list below will help you find a gastroenterologist in your area of New York City who accepts Medicaid:

10 Best Gastroenterologists in NYC

1. Charles N. Friedlander, MD (5 Stars)

Charles Friedlander is a gastroenterologist with 52+ years of experience in his field. He is well-known across the entire United States as one of the most highly educated  gastroenterology experts nationwide. Dr. Friedlander has been named one of the “Best Doctors in New York” twice by New York Magazine and has been one of the “Top Doctors in New York” according to Castle Connely’s survey of New York physicians. He speaks English, Spanish, and Yiddish.

 

Education:

 

●       Attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in 1969 to earn his Medical Degree.

●       Completed his residency and an internship in Internal Medicine at the New York University Langone Medical Center

●       Completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the New York University Langone Medical Center

●       Participated in an internship at the Bellevue Hospital Center

 

Board certifications:

 

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

 

Dr. Friedlander is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center where he is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine as well as an on-site gastroenterologist for patients. He has published multiple works as a member of the faculty at NYU Langone. Dr. Friedlander provides the following services and treats the following issues:

 

●       Sigmoidoscopy

●       Colonoscopy

●       Pancreatic issues

●       Venipuncture

●       Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

●       Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

●       Anal fissure

●       Calculus of the Urinary System

●       Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

●       Hemorrhoids

●       Gastrointestinal hemorrhage

●       Obesity and overweight issues and weight reduction

 

Dr. Friedlander’s patients often stay with him for the long-term, with many patients reporting that he has been their primary physician and/or gastroenterologist for many years. Patients report that his bedside manner is excellent and that he is extremely attentive to their needs and concerns every step of the way. His patients have described him as caring and sweet, yet also very polite and professional.

 

Dr. Friedlander may be contacted at the following locations and phone numbers:

 

Concorde Medical Group, PLLC

232 E. 30th St.

New York, NY 10016

(212) 889-5544

 

Vanguard Gastroenterology, LLP

233 Broadway, Ste. 2750

New York, NY 10279

(212) 889-5544

2. Julian A. Abrams, MD (5 Stars)

Dr. Julian Abrams provides care for many different gastroenterological disorders and issues, but he primarily specializes in esophageal problems such as Barrett’s Esophagus, esophageal disease, and early esophageal cancer. He has been in practice for 14+ years and speaks both English and Spanish. Dr. Abrams is currently affiliated with the New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center as an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology.

 

Education:

 

●       Received his Medical Degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

●       Completed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center

●       Completed a second residency and a fellowship at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital

 

Board certifications:

 

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

●       Member, American Gastroenterological Association

●       Member, American College of Gastroenterology

●       Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

 

Patients say that Dr. Abrams pays close attention to detail and that he is highly professional and polite at every appointment. He answers patients’ questions carefully and listens attentively so that he can provide the best care. Though Dr. Abrams specializes in esophageal disorders, he also provides care of the following issues and disorders:

 

●       Abdominal pain

●       Acid Reflux Disease

●       GERD

●       Celiac Disease

●       Constipation

●       Hemorrhoids

●       Hepatitis C

●       Ulcerative Colitis

●       Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

 

Dr. Abrams primarily practices gastroenterology at Columbia University. The location and contact details of his practice are listed below:

 

Julian Abrams - Trustees of Columbia University

161 Fort Washington Avenue

PH, Room 862, Unit 22

New York, NY 10032

(646) 698-8787

3. Alex Sherman, MD (5 Stars)

Dr. Alex Sherman is a leader in New York City in gastroenterological epidemiology and hepatology. He has played a major role in the Asian American Hepatitis B Program and other similar studies in addition to providing gastroenterology care to his patients for 37 years. He has been named one of the New York Times’ “Super Doctors” as well as a Top Doctor according to New York Magazine.

 

Education:

 

●       Graduated from the New York University School of Medicine with his Medical Degree

●       Completed his residency and an internship in Internal Medicine at the Bronx Municipal Hospital and Albert Einstein College of Medicine

●       Participated in a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the New York University Medical Center

 

Board certifications:

 

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

 

Dr. Sherman’s patients all note that he is easy to talk to and a good listener. They appreciate that he pays close attention to their needs and concerns and that he maintains a lighthearted and friendly manner during each visit. Dr. Sherman is focused on finding the cure and ultimate solution to all kinds of gastroenterological issues and he works one-on-one with each patient to determine what kind of treatment will be most effective in any given situation.

 

Dr. Sherman specializes in working with the following gastroenterological disorders:

 

●       Crohn’s Disease

●       Colon cancer

●       Ulcerative colitis

●       Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

●       Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

●       Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

●       Acid reflux

●       Barrett’s Esophagus

 

Dr. Sherman is a member of the Vanguard Gastroenterology team. He may be contacted at the following address and phone number:

 

Vanguard Gastroenterology, LLP

233 Broadway, Ste. 2750

New York, NY 10279

(212) 889-5544

4. Laila Menon, MD (5 Stars)

Dr. Laila Menon is a multilingual gastroenterologist in New York City with 9+ years of experience. She can speak English, Spanish, Urdu, and HIndi and regularly works with patients using these languages. She accepts Medicaid as well as most other major insurance plans. Dr. Menon has a specialization in treating colon disorders and issues and she has studied and worked with these issues in-depth in her training and education.

 

Education:

 

●       Graduated in 2011 with her Medical Degree from the St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada

●       Completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital and Medical Center

●       Participated in a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital and Medical Center

 

Board certifications:

 

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

 

Dr. Menon is an expert at helping patients successfully manage chronic digestive conditions such as IBS and GERD. Patients say that she is sympathetic and understanding of the discomfort caused by gastroenterological issues and that she can quickly find effective solutions. She ensures that every patient receives care and treatment options that maximize their quality of life while still being affordable and easy to implement. In her practice, Dr. Menon offers treatment of the following gastroenterological issues:

 

●       Celiac disease

●       Colon polyps

●       Constipation

●       Peptic ulcer

●       Malabsorption

●       Short Bowel Syndrome

●       Hemorrhoids

●       Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

●       Ulcerative colitis

 

Dr. Menon is currently an Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She also runs her primary practice as a gastroenterologist at Mount Sinai Doctors Queens and at The Mount Sinai Hospital. The contact information and location details for her offices are listed below:

 

Mount Sinai Doctors Queens

25-20 30th Avenue, 4th Floor

Long Island City, NY 11102

(718) 808-7777

 

Mount Sinai, Jackson Heights

37-22 82nd Street

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

(718) 879-1600

5. Kevin Tin, MD, MBA, FACP (5 Stars)

Dr. Kevin Tin is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist with 9 years of experience working with patients in New York City. He speaks English, Mandarin Chinese, and Cantonese, and one of his goals in his medical practice is to provide immigrant patients with care that takes into account the cultural and linguistic needs of the Asian immigrant community. Dr. Tin sees his Chinese heritage as a significant advantage to him and the community when it comes to treating immigrant groups in New York who may not otherwise receive high quality care.

 

Education:

 

●       Graduated with a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Plymouth State University

●       Graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Medical Degree from the American University of Antigua

●       Completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the Maimonides Medical Center

●       Participated in a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Maimonides Medical Center (and was selected as Chief Fellow)

 

Board certifications

 

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Obesity Medicine

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Hepatology

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

●       Member, American Medical Association

●       Member, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

●       Member, American Gastroenterological Association

●       Member, American College of Gastroenterology

 

Dr. Tin is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care to both local and immigrant populations in New York City. His patients say that he does an excellent job with ensuring that patients feel comfortable and at ease during their entire visit. He is professional and patient and that he is an attentive listener with a large amount of knowledge and information. Dr. Tin can provide treatment of the following gastroenterological disorders and issues:

 

●       Hepatitis

●       Acid reflux

●       Abdominal pain

●       Colitis

●       Crohn’s Disease

●       Gallbladder pain

●       Gastroparesis

●       Pancreatitis

●       Issues with feeding and swallowing

 

Dr. Tin practices as a gastroenterologist at the following locations:

 

Healthier Gastroenterology and Hepatology

749 61st Street, Ste. 402

Brooklyn, NY 11220

((718) 362-6388

 

Maimonides Medical Center

6300 8th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11220

(718) 765-2618

6. Scott Weber, MD (5 stars)

Dr. Scott Weber is a practicing gastroenterologist with 25 years of experience and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York University. He specializes in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Hepatitis, but he provides care of all other digestive system disorders and issues as well. Dr. Weber received the Patients’ Choice Award in 2010 for being one of “New York’s Favorite Physicians”.

 

Education:

 

●       Graduated with his Medical Degree from New York University

●       Completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center New York

●       Completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center New York

●       Participated in a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the New York University - Bellevue

 

Board certifications:

 

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

●       Member, American Gastroenterological Association

●       Member, American College of Physicians

 

Dr. Weber is a compassionate gastroenterologist who takes care of each of his patients as if they were family. He is extremely thorough and pays close attention to detail to ensure that each patient receives the highest level of care possible and that each time they visit his office they go home with a better, more comfortable situation than before. Dr. Weber’s patients agree that he does an excellent job with helping patients to feel comfortable and safe during their appointments and procedures.

 

Dr. Weber provides care of the following gastroenterological disorders at his practice:

 

●       Celiac Disease

●       Crohn’s Disease

●       Diabetes

●       Diarrhea

●       Abdominal pain

●       Stomach flu

●       Diabetes (types 1 and 2)

●       Liver disease

●       Acid reflux

●       Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

●       Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

●       Hepatitis

 

Dr. Weber’s offices and contact information is listed below:

 

Concorde Gastroenterology/Academic Office Contact

232 East 30th Street

Manhattan, NY 10001

(212) 889-5544

 

Vanguard Gastroenterology

233 Broadway, Ste. 2750

New York, NY 10279

(212) 889-5544

7. Sam Weissman, MD (4.4 Stars)

Dr. Sam Weissman has 30+ years of experience treating patients for various kinds of gastroenterological issues. He is one of only a few gastroenterologists in New York City who takes an integrative approach to healing that involves the use of conventional Western medicines in addition to all-natural and/or homeopathic remedies.

 

Education:

 

●       Graduated with his Medical Degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

●       Completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center

●       Participated in a fellowship program in Gastroenterology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center

 

Board certifications:

 

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

 

Dr. Weissman takes his patients’ needs seriously and is sure to give them each his complete and undivided attention during each consultation and treatment session. His patients report that his high-quality level of care is consistent, and for that reason, Dr. Weissman has many returning patients who have had him as their gastroenterologist for many years. Patients also say that his office is clean and organized and that the staff is very friendly.

 

Dr. Weissman provides care and treatment for the following gastroenterological disorders at his private practice:

 

●       Abdominal pain

●       Hemorrhoids

●       Hepatitis C

●       Ulcerative colitis

●       Celiac Disease

●       GERD

●       Diabetes

 

Dr. Weissman runs his own private practice in addition to being a member of the team at Brooklyn Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. The location details and contact information for these two locations are listed below:

 

Dr. Sam Weissman

2952 Brighton 3rd Street

Brooklyn, NY 11235

(718) 854-5100

 

Brooklyn Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, PLLC

2211 Emmons Avenue,

Brooklyn, NY 11235

(718) 368-2960

8. Konstantin Vaizman, MD (4.4 Stars)

Dr. Konstantin Vaizman has over 17 years of experience as a gastroenterology specialist. He specializes in caring for patients who have esophageal disorders, liver disease, and gastrointestinal disorders, though he can also provide consultations and care to patients who have gastroenterological issues outside of these specialties. He speaks both English and Russian fluently.

 

Education:

 

●       Graduated with his Medical Degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine

●       Completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Maimonides Medical Center

●       Participated in a fellowship in Hepatology at the Mount Sinai Hospital

●       Participated in a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Maimonides Medical Center

 

Board Certifications:

 

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

 

Dr. Vaizman is attentive and thorough, and his patients report that he works hard to ensure that an effective solution to their problems is found as quickly as possible. He takes the time to listen to each patient and provides clear, informative explanations of procedures and treatment options in addition to answering patients’ questions thoughtfully and patiently. His staff is also reportedly quite friendly and he maintains a clean office space with short waiting times.

 

Dr. Vaizman can help patients who have any kind of gastroenterological issue. Here are some of the diseases and disorders he treats:

 

●       Hemorrhoids

●       Ulcerative colitis

●       Abdominal pain

●       Botulism

●       Liver disease

●       Hepatitis

●       Leaky Gut Syndrome

●       Indigestion

●       Food allergies

●       Fatty Liver Disease

 

Dr. Vaizman practices gastroenterology at multiple  locations in New York City. His contact information and office details for three locations are below:

 

Konstantin Vaizman, MD

2312 East 63rd Street

Brooklyn, NY 11234

(718) 333-2020

 

9920 4th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11209

(718) 301-8487

 

All Medical Care

8622 Bay Parkway, Ste. 1

Brooklyn, NY 11214

(718) 333-2121

9. Samuel Cho, MD, PC (3.9 Stars)

Dr. Samuel Cho is a leading gastroenterologist in New York City who regularly treats not only local clientele, but also international patients from Korea and beyond. He has 15 years of experience in gastroenterology and is the main practitioner at Atlantic Endoscopy in Flushing, New York. He speaks English and Korean fluently and can consult with patients in either one of these languages.

 

Education:

 

●       Graduated with his Medical Degree from New York University School of Medicine

●       Completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the NYU Langone Medical Center

●       Participated in a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the NYU Langone Medical Center

 

Board certifications:

 

 

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

 

Dr. Cho provides care for all kinds of gastroenterological disorders, however he and his team are particularly focused on recognizing and treating their patients for disease risk factors. Wherever possible, this doctor aims to help patients stay healthy before the potential onset of disease. He is friendly and knowledgeable, and his office staff are noted as being professional and polite.

 

Services that Dr. Cho offers at his practice include the following procedures and treatment of the following diseases:

 

●       Crohn’s Disease

●       Diarrhea

●       Endoscopy

●       Colonoscopy

●       Acid reflux

●       Colon cancer and colon cancer screening

●       Ulcerative colitis

●       Colorectal cancer

 

Dr. Cho provides patient care from his private practice in Flushing, New York. Contact and location details are listed below:

 

Atlantic Endoscopy Center - Dr. Samuel Cho

150-11 Northern Blvd.

Flushing, NY 11354

(718) 460-1451

flushingmedicaloffice123@gmail.com

10. Eileen M. Janec, MD (3.7 Stars)

Dr. Eileen Janec is a New York gastroenterologist with 15+ years of experience. She is one of the most knowledgeable gastroenterologists in New York when it comes to providing endoscopies and colonoscopies, since she has extensive training and has pursued academic research into how to improve these procedures. Dr. Janec is a leading gastroenterology care provider as well as an important academic researcher and she has particular expertise in treating cancers of the digestive system.

 

Education:

 

●       Graduated with her Medical Degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Bridgetown, Barbados

●       Completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn

●       Participated in a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Cooper University Hospital

●       Participated in a fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy at the Washington University Medical Center

 

Board Certifications:

 

●       American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

 

Dr. Janec is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine in addition to being a gastroenterology care provider at NYU Langone Health Center. Her patients report that she is extremely knowledgeable and that she provides clear, thorough explanations in regard to patients’ questions or concerns. Dr. Janec’s patients also say that she is very honest and patient.

 

Dr. Janec specializes in treating the following gastroenterological disorders and issues:

 

●       Biliary cancer

●       Abdominal tumor

●       Colon cancer

●       Esophageal cancer

●       Gallbladder disease

●       Liver cancer

●       Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

●       Pancreatic cyst

●       Stomach cancer

●       Pancreatic cancer

●       H. Pylori infection

 

Dr. Janec may be contacted at the following locations using the contact information outlined below:

 

NYU Langone Gastroenterology Associates

160 East 34th Street, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10016

(212) 731-5678

 

NYU Langone at Trinity

111 Broadway, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10006

(212) 263-9700

 


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