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Dr. Sheldon Lidofsky, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 71

  
Dr. Lidofsky

University Gastroenterology

33 Staniford St Providence, RI 02905
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Dr. Sheldon Lidofsky, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Providence, RI and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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  • Practices at top hospital Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Lidofsky accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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Dr. Lidofsky's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Lactose Intolerance
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lidofsky treats Lactose Intolerance more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lidofsky treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Constipation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lidofsky treats Constipation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lidofsky treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lidofsky treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lidofsky treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lidofsky's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Lidofsky's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lidofsky

4.6

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
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(12)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
7.142857142857143%
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Both my husband and me have used Dr. Lidofsky for procedures. Nurses and staff are friendly and efficient and Dr. Lidofsky personally comes in after the procedure for a short visit to check on you and give recommendations if needed until the labs come back.
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My wife and I both see Dr. Lidofsky and have been impressed by his and his staffs professionalism. After one gets past the unpleasantness of a colonoscopy prep it is quite easy for the actual procedure. We have been his patients for the past twenty years.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Sheldon Lidofsky, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Providence, RI and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Mt Sinai Bronx Va
Fellowship Hospital
Bronx Muni Hospital Center Albert
Residency Hospital
1975
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Italian
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Miriam Hospital

Providence, RI

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Rhode Island Hospital

Providence, RI

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)