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We found 15 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Landau attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Landau is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Landau is accepting 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)

Dr. Pietro Giovanni Andres, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
267 Grant Street; 4th Floor
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Pietro Andres works as a gastroenterologist. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Andres performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Andrew Bedford, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Bedford works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Bedford is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Bedford attended Tufts University School of Medicine.

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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. Scott Weiss, who practices in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Weiss is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Weiss's medical residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Taubin honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Taubin's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Dinesh Pashankar is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist. Dr. Pashankar studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Pune. He trained at Sassoon General Hospital for his residency. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pashankar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Pashankar is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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. Gregory Soloway is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Soloway at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (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 attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Burns is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. He attended J.J.M. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hebbar takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is 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 otolaryngologist in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Lane has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lane is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. King is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), he performed his residency at Greenwich Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 Family Medicine
5520 Park Avenue; Suite 206
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Bhawna Gupta specializes in family medicine. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Gupta attended Gajra Raja Medical College for medical school. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes 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, Other
2060 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Barton Belkin's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Belkin accepts several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net. Before performing his residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Belkin attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Belkin is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 General Internal Medicine
64 Black Rock Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Karin Michels-Ashwood's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Before completing her residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Michels-Ashwood attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Michels-Ashwood speaks Spanish. She 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 is an adult endocrinology specialist in Stratford, CT and New Haven, CT. He is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Wainer is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wainer has an open panel.

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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.