A good gastroenterologist?

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Anonymous emails:

I have a bad case of persistent acid reflux. I've tried the over-the-counter medicines and they help, but I'd like to see a gastroenterologist to put together a better long term plan. I also want to get checked out in case there's something even more serious going on. Can anyone recommend a good gastroenterologist? Thank you!

As with any health-related Ask AOA question that we get, we're always keen on hearing about doctors who are good listeners because that's a recurring theme in both questions and suggestions.

So, know of a good local gastroenterologist to suggest to Anonymous? Please share. And a sentence or two about why you're recommending that doctor can be a big help.

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Comments

Dr Coma at Albany Gastroenterology. They’re on Washington Ave. Good approach to diagnose and consultation. Efficient. Good online patient portal.

Several family members and I have been treated well by Dr. James Puleo Jr.. He's brilliant, personable, and takes the time to figure out what's going on.

I second Todd's recommendation. Dr Choma really helped me with a serious problem that was completely misdiagnosed by one of his senior partners. He came into my hospital room, listened to my and my wifes explanation of symptoms, and scheduled a couple of tests and found out what the problem was. His partner was with me for less than 5 minutes and absolutely got it wrong.
Dr. Coma is curious, compassionate, and excellent at what he does.

Agree about dr Choma! Excellent GI doctor but we should at least spell his name correctly....

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