We found 16 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Medicaid near Bridgeport, CT.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
888 White Plains Road; Suite 110
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Alan Landau is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Landau attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Landau is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Rectal Problems, Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
5520 Park Avenue; Suite Mg-600
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Dinesh Pashankar is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune. For his residency, Dr. Pashankar trained at Sassoon General Hospital. Dr. Pashankar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Pashankar (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Crohn's Disease, Encopresis, Constipation, Acid Reflux

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
267 Grant Street; 4th Floor
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Pietro Andres works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Andres attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Andres speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Andres is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
888 White Plains Road; Suite 110
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Scott Weiss is a gastroenterologist. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weiss attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jacobi Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Rectal Bleeding, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Howard Taubin specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Stratford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Southport, CT. Dr. Taubin is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
267 Grant Street; 4th Floor
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Gregory Soloway's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Soloway highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Bedford is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bedford honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Bedford is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Pancreatic Cancer, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
888 White Plains Road; Suite 110
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Bryan Burns' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Burns accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Burns attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Ramnath Hebbar is an adult gastroenterologist in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He graduated from J.J.M. Medical College. He trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Hebbar is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hebbar is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lane is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lane is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Allergies, Nose Reconstruction, Balance Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
36 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Michael King's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King studied medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). For his residency, Dr. King trained at Greenwich Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. King's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Facial Pain, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Ear Infection, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6580 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa's specialty is general internal medicine. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Karkanitsa attended Minsk State Medical Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Belarusian, and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
2060 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Barton Belkin's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Belkin's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. Dr. Belkin is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Headache, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
5520 Park Avenue; Suite 206
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Bhawna Gupta's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Gajra Raja Medical College. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone Density Test, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
64 Black Rock Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Karin Michels-Ashwood's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michels-Ashwood honors. Before completing her residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Michels-Ashwood attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Michels-Ashwood is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Hiatal Hernia, Family Planning, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Endocrinology
1825 Barnum Avenue; Suite 203
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Bruce Wainer's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He takes Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wainer's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Metabolism, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

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What is Acid Reflux (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated GERD and sometimes called acid reflux, happens when food and acid inside the stomach leak back up into the bottom of the throat. This causes a burning sensation, heartburn, and a bad taste or smell in the mouth. GERD is different from occasional heartburn in that it happens regularly, at least twice a week over several weeks.

GERD happens because the muscle around the bottom of the throat weakens. This can be caused by a shift in the placement of the stomach, as happens with a hiatal hernia. Other risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, the use of certain medications, and smoking.

A person with GERD will notice the obvious signs of heartburn and an acid feeling in their throat several times a week. Other symptoms can include a persistent cough, nausea, asthma, or a sore throat that doesn’t go away. If GERD is left untreated, it can cause problems in the lining of the throat, including ulcers and even cancer.

There are simple lifestyle changes that can be made to combat acid reflux:
  • Lose weight, if needed.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Eat small meals and don’t lie down right after eating.
  • Stay away from acidic foods and foods known to cause reflux such as fried food and coffee.

If those lifestyle changes aren’t enough, there are medications that can help. Antacids, medications that decrease acid production in the stomach, medications to help the stomach empty faster, and antibiotics can all be useful. In extreme cases, surgery can be performed to tighten the bottom of the esophagus.