Dr. Charles Albert is a board certified specialist in gastroenterology and hepatology who has been practicing medicine since 1989. He is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and was Chief Gastroenterologist at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital from 1996 to 2005. A thoughtful and compassionate physician who takes special care in the treatment of patients, Dr. Albert tells us this about his background:
Early in medical school, I suspected I would chose a field in medicine based on a long-standing fascination with the complexity and varied nature of disease processes. With an open eye, I embarked on many rigorous years of medical training, developing an intriguing fascination with gastroenterology. As someone who has always been very goal-oriented, I strive for a successful practice. My life to date has prepared me to deal with many obstacles and has also shown me the determination, resilience, strength and caring that are a part of my character. As I look into the future, I believe these characteristics will continue to enable me to succeed and be a valuable asset to my profession. My experiences have been very rewarding because I have identified with patients and continue to admire their courage in the face of difficult challenges. I anticipate that working with my patients will continue to be equally rewarding and look forward with enthusiasm.
FRANCO A. GALLO
Dr. Franco Gallo is a board certified specialist in gastroenterology and hepatology with experience in the treatment of gastroenterological and liver disease. He has been practicing medicine since 1994. He is highly energetic and fully committed to the resolution of your medical problems. He is a frequent speaker and author who received honors for his research and academic performance. Dr. Gallo tells us this about his background:
As a board certified and university trained physician, I have learned to diagnose and treat disease in an effective and efficient manner. As a private practice gastroenterologist, I have learned to treat patients as people. I make a special effort to treat each of my patients as though they were members of my family. Although an expert in all gastrointestinal disease, I like to focus on disease prevention through healthy living and screening. My training under three liver specialists makes me very comfortable treating liver disease.
Dr. Shirley Johnson-Hall is a board certified specialist in gastroenterology and internal medicine. With her vibrant energy and compassionate personality, Dr. Johnson-Hall has a special quality that allows her to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with the treatment of digestive disorders. Dr. Johnson-Hall tells us this about her background:
In a field dominated by men, being a woman gastroenterologist has awarded me the unique insight into relevant issues that often surround patients and their digestive disorders. I enjoy interacting with people and have always found myself concerned about ailments that affect their daily routine. That, coupled with my fascination of the complexity of the digestive tract, led me to a career in gastroenterology.
Dr. Matias D'Costa is a board certified specialist in gastroenterology with a special passion for treating digestive disease. Dr. D'Costa tells us this about his background:
As I look back on the past two decades of my career in the field of gastroenterology, I see the fulfillment of my dream of service to others as a physician treating patients with diseases of the digestive tract. Being part of the Gastroenterology Associates of Suffolk P.C. here in Port Jefferson, I am happy and excited to dedicate my time and talent in taking care of patients with gastrointestinal problems, in this area of Long Island. The future of gastroenterology has never been more exciting, and together with my dedicated colleagues, I am here to provide quality care.