We Are Open & Available

Dear Patients

Your Digestive Disease Associates of Rockland Physicians and Nurse Practitioners are here to serve you and can now provide care via telehealth from the comfort and safety of your home.  Please call our office at 845-354-3700 and select option 3 to speak to our secretarial staff.  Same day telehealth appointments are available. Urgent and Emergent Office Appointments are also available  

 Please Stay Safe!


 Drs. Heller, Moccia, Goldenberg, Hollander, Shah, Sara, Langman, Debbie Caputo and Jennifer Poterbin

Coronavirus COVID-19 Preparations

Dear Patients

We are preparing like most of the other medical offices in the community to deal with a Coronavrus (COVID-19) threat.  We are currently calling all patients prior to their scheduled procedures & office visits to ascertain their health status. We are providing special accommodations for patients on immunosuppressant medications.  We are querying all patients, escorts and guests as they come to the office for fevers and other flu-like symptoms and advising them to wear masks. To date, we do not have any known or suspected cases amongst our staff and amongst our established patients. 

We are doing aggressive disinfection of all of the equipment, furniture and surfaces throughout the day and every evening.  Lastly, we are exploring the possibility of introducing tele-medical consults for our established patients, if there is an outbreak or large cluster of cases occurs in our area.  

Please rest assure that we will be everything possible to ensure that we are ready to provide you with uninterrupted care.



Elliot A Heller MD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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





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