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Dr. William Spivak is a Board Certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist serving the New York area for more than 25 years. Dr. Spivak is experienced in Chronic Abdominal Pain, Gastro-Esophageal Reflux (GER or Acid Reflux) and Feeding Assessment. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterology Association and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Dr. Spivak was awarded the Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors award and the Castle Connolly Top Doctor in New York Metro Area award. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS American College of Gastroenterology American Gastroenterology Association North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition AWARDS & ACCOLADES Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors®, 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2015 Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 1998 - 2008, 2010 - 2015 INSURANCES ACCEPTED The office accepts Oxford Insurance and United Healthcare only. However, the majority of our patients have neither of these plans, yet choose to see Dr. Spivak because of his outstanding reputation and his conservative approach to management based on 25 years of experience. Payment is expected at time of service for non-Oxford or United Healthcare patients. In case of financial hardship, other arrangements can be made. FORMS OF PAYMENT We accept Visa, American Express, and MasterCard. Payment Plans can be arranged. The office will bill your insurance for out of network coverage so that you will be reimbursed directly from your insurance company. Please call the office to make an appointment and discuss the first visit and follow-up visit fees. OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday: 9.00 A.M to 5.00 P.M.
I will spend an hour with a new patient (sometimes longer if the problem is complex) understanding the child's medical problems and the implication that problem has on the child's functioning within family and friends.
If the child has health or developmental issues other than GI and nutritional, I will often advise parents on how best to obtain care for these problems, since I feel strongly that focusing on just the GI system often misses the whole reason that the child has issues (including GI).
Before the family leaves the office, I discuss in detail with the parents, the diagnosis, the treatment plan, and what they can anticipate over next few weeks.I will give written instructions, so there can be no miscommunication on just verbal instructions. If parents need to contact me after hours for an urgent matter, they simply dial the office number and press "0" and I will answer the call from my cell phone while they hold.