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

4.7

Friendliness/courtesy of

4.8

Likelihood of recommending

4.7

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.

Feb 26, 2019

I have been seeing Dr. Heit for many years now. He was, and has always been thorough, explanatory, concerned, kind, and never in a rush. I definitely have a lot of confidence in him and would refer him to others without hesitation

Feb 26, 2019

Everyone was very helpful and professional

Feb 14, 2019

Dr Heit was very pleasant. He answered all my questions and gave me advice on how to ease my symptoms

Feb 14, 2019

Have been dealing with Dr Heit and his office for years I am very happy with them

Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Heit was very thorough and I finally got a diagnosis and explanation of my condition

Feb 12, 2019

I appreciated having my consultation in Dr. Hite's office rather than examining room

Feb 09, 2019

I trust Dr. Heit and his opinion 100%

Feb 07, 2019

great doctor, personable and knowledgable, easy to engage

Jan 24, 2019

Dr Heit has been our Doctor for in excess of 30 years for our Entire family. When we first met Dr Heit he was not only I GI but would handle family practice in his old office. We have followed him from all his locations. His knowledge makes him one of the finest Doctors. We have had to change Insurance plans so that he is in network. It might sound strange but we have called upon him for hospital visits on unrelated problems. As a example my wife was admitted for a diabetic attack he was able to determine the cause of a by product in the medication that was causing the problem. I was placed on a antibiotic that was reacting with another med. He provides information in a kind manner and is most helpful to older patents.

Jan 23, 2019

Thank you Dr. Heit

Jan 17, 2019

*Dr. Heit was recommended by my mother-in-law, he's also seen my husband. I really liked *Dr. Heit. He took his time with me and really listened to my issues and was honest with his thoughts about what it might be and procedures to take.

Jan 17, 2019

good

Dec 18, 2018

very good

Dec 18, 2018

excellent doctor

Dec 15, 2018

Dr Heit is one of the best Drs I've seen in years. old school

Dec 03, 2018

Never had a bad exp with *Dr. H.

Nov 10, 2018

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

Oct 30, 2018

I told everybody about this place I recommend it to anyone

Oct 30, 2018

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

Oct 15, 2018

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