Did You Know…45 is the New 50 for Colon Cancer Screening & Prevention

Age 45 is now recommended as the time to start screening for colorectal cancer among all average risk adults according to the new guidelines from the American College of Gastroenterology.  This is an important change from earlier guideline that used to recommend starting at age 50 for most people. Now 45 is the new 50 …

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Dr Janice Jang to Join the DDAR Professional Staff in July 2021

We are pleased to announce that Dr Janice Jang will be joining our professional staff in July 2021. Dr Jang will be completing her fellowship in Gastroenterology at NYU Langone Health in June 2021. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT in Cambridge MA (June 2010 Graduate) and her Medical Doctorate from NYU …

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Dear Patient Please follow this link to access our most current newsletter!  We hope that you find content and topics informative and useful.   Please email us if you would like information on any specific topic or discussion. March 2021 Newsletter https://conta.cc/37ZpTd6 April 2021 Newsletter  https://conta.cc/3eqLa1Q Thanks for your continued loyalty and support! Elliot A Heller MD

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Dr Vipul Shah Address GERD Prevention & Treatment Options

Dr Vipul Shah, the Co-Director of the Good Samaritan Hospital Esophageal and Refux Center address the causes, symptoms and treatment options for the millions of Americans suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the September/October 2020 Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley Publication. To read the complete article, please click on the following Link:  https://www.advancingcarehv.com/gastroesophageal-reflux-treatment/

Message to Our Patients

Dear Patients We continue to move forward with a cautious and gradual reopening of our office.  On a daily basis, we continue to tweak our workflows and safety procedures to ensure that all of our patients receive the best possible care in the safe environment. My partners and I continue to concerned that many of our …

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth What is SIBO? Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a chronic bacterial infection of the small intestine.  The infection is of bacteria that normally live in the gastrointestinal tract but have abnormally overgrown in a location not meant for so many bacteria. The Problem The bacteria interfere with our normal digestion …

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We Are Open & Available

Dear Patients Your Digestive Disease Associates of Rockland Physicians and Nurse Practitioners are here to serve you and can now provide care via telehealth from the comfort and safety of your home.  Please call our office at 845-354-3700 and select option 3 to speak to our secretarial staff.  Same day telehealth appointments are available. Urgent and …

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Preparations

Dear Patients We are preparing like most of the other medical offices in the community to deal with a Coronavrus (COVID-19) threat.  We are currently calling all patients prior to their scheduled procedures & office visits to ascertain their health status. We are providing special accommodations for patients on immunosuppressant medications.  We are querying all …

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