Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Trial

Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Trial 

Digestive Disease Associates of Rockland and Gen1 Research have partnered in a study evaluating an investigational drug for treatment of liver fibrosis in adult patients who have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).  To qualify, participants must:


  • Be between the ages if 18 and 75
  • Have had liver biopsy or be willing to undergo a liver biopsy

 Qualified participants may receive:


  • Compensation for time & travel
  • Study-related care at no cost

 For more information, please contact our Clinical Research Coordinator, Samantha Oberdier, at (845) 367-1621 or soberdier@gen1research.com

Jennifer Poterbin FNP-BC

Dear Patients:

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Jennifer Poterbin, a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner has joined our practice.  Jennifer bring with her a wealth of professional experience and expertise.  Over the past five (5) years, she has worked as a nurse practitioner at White Plains Hospital.  Most recently with the inpatient surgical oncology service; where she worked with an interdisciplinary team of caregivers to provide care to patients' undergoing a variety of general, colorectal, bariatric, breast and vascular surgical cases.  Prior to working with the inpatient surgical oncology team, Jennifer worked as a nurse practitioner with the outpatient surgical program. She has extensive experience managing patients with a variety of gastrointestinal conditions including small bowel obstructions, acute diverticulitis, cholecystitis, appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disorders, pancreatitis, colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancers and bleeds.  Before completing her Masters of Science Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Dominican College, she worked as an RN in a variety of positions:  Staff Nurse, Nurse Case Manager, Nurse Case Coordinator and Nursing Supervisor.

Jennifer and her husband are raising their family in Rockland County; where they have resided for over twenty years.  Now that Jennifer has joined our professional staff, we hope to provide greater access to professional care for all of our patients.  Jennifer will be working hand-in-hand with all our physicians and together they will manage all of your needed care and treatment.  Please call our office at 845-354-3700 to set up any routine or urgent appointments. 

With Warmest Regards!


Elliot A Heller MD



Aetna - 2020 Aexcel Designation

AetnaWe are pleased to announce that once again our practice Digestive Disease Associates of Rockland has meet Aetna clinical performace and efficiency standards for 2020.  These standards include achieving their practice improvement standards, claims based-outcome measures, MIPs/Meaningful use participation, alignments with Aetna's institutes of Quality and participation in  value based contracts

Fidelis Care Participation

We are pleased to announce that as of May 23, 2019 all of our physicians will be active with Fidelis Care.   To make an appointment, please call 845-354-3700 and speak with our secretarial staff.  

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