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

Dr. Philip Ginsburg works as a gastroenterologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Ginsburg attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He 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: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sandra Escalera's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). She practices in New Haven, CT and North Haven, CT. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Escalera is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Escalera welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Escalera completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Renuka Umashanker's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Umashanker is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Umashanker attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. David Hass' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hass is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hass has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Cary Caldwell works as a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in New Haven, CT, Hamden, CT, and Guilford, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Caldwell is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Caldwell trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Caldwell (or staff) speaks Spanish and Swahili.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Francis Chan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. Dr. Chan is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to 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)

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

Dr. Latha Alaparthi, who practices in Hamden, CT, Guilford, CT, and Milford, CT, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Alaparthi graduated from Mysore Medical College and then she performed her residency at Norwalk Hospital. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Ramnath Hebbar is an adult gastroenterologist in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT. After completing medical school at J.J.M. Medical College, he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Hebbar is in-network for 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Howard Likier is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Likier is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Likier honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Likier is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Thompson's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Thompson is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson takes. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Taneisha Grant is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grant accepts. Dr. Grant is accepting new patients. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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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)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
31 Broadway
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Takoudes is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in North Haven, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Takoudes takes. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Takoudes attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. 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: Thyroid Problems, Tinnitus, Rhinoplasty, Acid Reflux, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Malgorzata Chustecka is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Chustecka an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Medical University of Warsaw for medical school, she completed her residency training at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. In addition to English, Dr. Chustecka (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Russian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chustecka welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Prathibha Kumar practices general internal medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at Bridgeport Hospital. She speaks Kannada. Dr. Kumar is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa works as a general internist in Hamden, CT, Stratford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is a graduate of Minsk State Medical Institute. Dr. Karkanitsa's residency was performed at Lutheran Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks Spanish, Belarusian, and French. Dr. Karkanitsa 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, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Schreiber's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Schreiber is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Schreiber completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schreiber's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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.
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