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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. Dr. Landau takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Pietro Andres' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Andres's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Italian.

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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 in Stratford, CT, Southport, CT, and Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Bedford is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weiss graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Taubin's 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. He welcomes new patients.

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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 gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) specialist in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pashankar is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Pune and a graduate of Sassoon General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Pashankar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Hindi. He 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: 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. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Soloway accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Soloway attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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 sees patients in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Burns is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Burns attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Burns 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 practices adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of J.J.M. Medical College and a graduate of MetroHealth Medical Center's residency program. He honors 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lane is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lane (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lane is open to new patients.

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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 works as an allergist and immunologist. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. King accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then went on to complete his residency at Greenwich Hospital. Dr. King is conversant in 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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended medical school at Gajra Raja Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta accepts. 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 is a general internist in Fairfield, CT and New Haven, CT. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Belkin is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Belkin's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Belkin completed a residency program at Bridgeport Hospital.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. She honors Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island College Hospital for residency. 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 a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wainer's office for an appointment. For his professional training, Dr. Wainer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Brown University.

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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.