• Why an important New Year’s resolution is to take care of your GI health

    Why an important New Year’s resolution is to take care of your GI health Dr. Heather Klavan, gastroenterologist at Bergen Medical Associates, Explains why minding your gut should be a top health priority. Roughly 20% of the U.S. population — an estimated 60-70 million Americans — suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) conditions that can disrupt daily life,

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  • Worried About High Blood Pressure? Look for These Signs

    High blood pressure is an extremely common medical condition involving the cardiovascular system and heart, affecting approximately one in three American adults. Bergen Medical Associates is a provider of comprehensive medical care with six convenient locations throughout Northern New Jersey. Our experienced, board-certified physicians offer many different specialties to patients, including internal medicine, to diagnose

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  • Why am I always running to the bathroom at night?

    Bergen Medical Associates expert explains the reasons for frequent nighttime urination — and why it should be addressed Men (and women) might feel the need to urinate more frequently as they age, explains Dr. Alec Schwartz, urologist at Bergen Medical Associates, who also offers information on how the condition can be treated.  Frequent urination at

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  • Aches and pains no more!

    Dealing with aches and pains? Here’s how Bergen Medical Associates can help Nicole Brand, MD, discusses the many common causes and types of orthopedic pain and the range of treatments that bring welcome relief and promote healing.  Aches and pains are a common problem for many of us. In fact, almost 60% of adults in

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  • Signs That You May Have Diabetes

    While Type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed during childhood, Type 2 diabetes can develop at any age. It is important to understand the signs and symptoms of diabetes and to get connected with an endocrinologist for diabetes care if needed. Bergen Medical Associates provides care in a variety of medical specialties under one roof in

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  • Is My Acid Reflux a Sign of Something Serious?

    Most people experience acid reflux from time to time. You might notice acid reflux— commonly known as heartburn—after enjoying a spicy meal, fried foods, or caffeinated beverages. For some patients, however, regular acid reflux can signal the presence of a chronic condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Bergen Medical Associates provides care in a

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  • Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

    Dealing with chronic stomach pain and diarrhea can impact a person’s everyday life. Luckily, a gastroenterologist may be able to help diagnose and treat the problem. Bergen Medical Associates is a multi-specialty medical provider for patients in the Northern New Jersey area, offering services in gastroenterology, internal medicine, and more. For more than 25 years,

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  • Does My Belly Pain Mean I Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

    The bowel is an important component of the digestive system that helps the body absorb nutrients and fluids from foods. If your bowel is irritated, as can happen with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), it can cause painful and distracting symptoms that interfere with your daily life. Bergen Medical Associates offers comprehensive gastroenterology care in the

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  • Why should young women include a gynecologist in their group of health-care providers? Here are 5 top reasons:

    Gynecologists help young women experience a lifetime of good health, from contraception to STD prevention and prenatal care. In the following article, Bergen Medical Associates’ Ena Marsan, DO, shares how. Although building a relationship with a gynecologist not be a priority for some women in their teens and twenties, it’s one of the best and

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  • When playing pickleball, an ounce of prevention goes a long way

      If you haven’t tried pickleball yet, you’re in for a treat. A popular new pastime that’s adding a remarkable number of new players every year, the sport of pickleball has recently taken the country by storm. Players say it’s a fun, competitive and social pastime for people of all ages and skill levels. The

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