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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Philip Ginsburg's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ginsburg honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ginsburg has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 185
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Cary Caldwell, who practices in New Haven, CT, Hamden, CT, and Guilford, CT, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Caldwell (or staff) speaks Spanish and Swahili. Dr. Caldwell 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: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Hemochromatosis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. David Hass' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hass's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Spring Glen Medical Center Suite 100
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Renuka Umashanker practices adult gastroenterology. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Umashanker attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Umashanker is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Umashanker takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Francis Chan practices adult gastroenterology in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Chan takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
116 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sandra Escalera is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist in New Haven, CT and North Haven, CT. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Escalera is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Escalera is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Ramnath Hebbar is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at J.J.M. Medical College and performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Hebbar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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 Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Latha Alaparthi's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Alaparthi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Mysore Medical College and performed her residency at Norwalk Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Biliary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 36d
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Jennifer Thompson is a gastroenterologist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Thompson attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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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 Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Taneisha Grant is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Grant completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Grant is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Howard Likier is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Likier's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Likier accepts. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Prathibha Kumar specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. In addition to English, she speaks Kannada. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kumar trained at Bridgeport Hospital for her residency. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kumar's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Metabolism, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
31 Broadway
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Takoudes is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in North Haven, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Patients rated Dr. Takoudes highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally 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, Tinnitus, Rhinoplasty, Acid Reflux, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1 Bradley Road; Suite 709
Woodbridge, CT
 

Dr. William Schreiber works as an internist in Woodbridge, CT and New Haven, CT. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schreiber is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Schreiber has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Malgorzata Chustecka's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Chustecka obtained her medical school training at Medical University of Warsaw and performed her residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chustecka (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Polish, and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue; 3rd Floor
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Haven, CT. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Minsk State Medical Institute. For his residency, Dr. Karkanitsa trained at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Belarusian, and French. Dr. Karkanitsa 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: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Electrolyte ... (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.