Peter Heit, MD

Gastroenterology

Location(s):

Denville

(Overall Providing Rating)

Specialties:

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Primary Location:

Denville Office

16 Pocono Road, Suite #310

Denville, NJ 07834

Tel: 973.627.7570

Fax: 973.664.7572

BA:

Chemistry, summa cum laude, Boston University, Boston, Mass

MD:

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass

Internship/Residency/Fellowship:

Intern and Resident, Internal Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Fellow, Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Disease, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY

Board Certifications: 


American Board of Gastroenterology

American Board of Internal Medicine

Accepts New Patients
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Gastroenterology Specialist Peter Heit Gets to the ‘Gut’ of the Problem

“I take an old-fashioned approach to clinical exams. We talk first in my office, and again afterward. It’s a more comfortable encounter and you learn so much more.”

From an early age, Peter Heit knew his future career. In fact, at his sixth-grade graduation, he wrote down that he was going to be a doctor. “Back then, there were not too many outlets for kids who liked the sciences,” he says. “It was research or medicine, and I knew that I wanted to take care of people.”

He received a full scholarship to attend Boston University and got accepted into medical school during his sophomore year. That allowed him to take graduate and undergraduate courses concurrently, and fit in some medical research. He ruled out the other specialties and chose gastroenterology/hepatology because the specialty featured interesting procedures and had the potential to build longstanding patient relationships.

The relationships are especially important to him. “Every visit starts with a conversation in my office,” he says. “I want to make it as comfortable as possible, to allay any concerns and to find out how I can help.” Then he examines the patient in the exam room.  Finally, they meet back in the office to discuss the findings and put together a plan. “Sometimes, we focus on self-management; other times we  recommend procedures or medication. Importantly, this is a plan that evolves over time as part of continuity of care.”

Preventive care, including colonoscopy screening, is a large part of his focus. “I help my patients get past the stigma and embarrassment of this test, and understand how powerful a colonoscopy is in helping them live longer, healthier lives.” In addition, Peter treats the full spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, abdominal pains, reflux, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, and stress-related gastroenterological issues. “The enteric nervous system is second only to the brain in complexity,” he says, “and so there are quite a number of potential gastrointestinal issues.”

When he’s not working, he enjoys going to the theater with his wife. He also is a skilled clock maker and has made over 100 clocks.

Patient Ratings

explanations of prob/condition

4.8

Friendliness/courtesy of

4.8

Likelihood of recommending

4.8

instructions for follow-up care

4.7

efforts to include in decisions

4.7

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Nov 10, 2018

provider was thorough and clear with plan to address symptoms and follow up.

Oct 30, 2018

Dr Heit was very professional and did so in a pleasant manner.

Oct 30, 2018

I told everybody about this place I recommend it to anyone

Oct 15, 2018

I recommend Dr Heit to many people. some of us have been patients of his for years.

Oct 11, 2018

*Dr. Heit was very calm and understanding with my concerns and explained every thing to put me at ease.

Oct 11, 2018

I was very pleased with experience

Oct 11, 2018

dr Heit listened responded and demonstrated high level of care concern and knowledge left me with a great sense of comfort

Sep 30, 2018

never A BAD EXPERIENCE WITH DR.HEIT OR HIS STAFF

Sep 22, 2018

Dr. Heit is friendly and provides understandable comments regarding the upcoming tests.