We found 20 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Aetna near Hamden, CT.

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

Dr. Philip Ginsburg specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Hamden, CT and Guilford, CT. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ginsburg 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Francis Chan is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Hamden, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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 36d
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Jennifer Thompson is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Hamden, CT and Milford, CT. Dr. Thompson 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. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Thompson studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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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. Anamika Reed is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Reed is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Howard Likier specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Woodbridge, CT and Hamden, CT. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Likier attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Likier 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: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Latha Alaparthi is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Hamden, CT, Guilford, CT, and Milford, CT. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Alaparthi accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Mysore Medical College. She completed her residency training 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)

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

Dr. Ramnath Hebbar specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hebbar is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from J.J.M. Medical College and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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

Dr. Sandra Escalera works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric transplant hepatologist in North Haven, CT. Dr. Escalera is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Escalera attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency 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; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. David Hass is an adult gastroenterologist. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hass attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hass honors. He 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
2200 Whitney Avenue; Spring Glen Medical Center Suite 100
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Renuka Umashanker's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Umashanker accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Umashanker completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Umashanker speaks Spanish. 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: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cary Caldwell sees patients in New Haven, CT, Hamden, CT, and Guilford, CT. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Caldwell (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Swahili. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Caldwell's office for an appointment.

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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. Taneisha Grant's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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. Dr. Grant is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 General Internal Medicine
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Prathibha Kumar practices general internal medicine. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She trained at Bridgeport Hospital for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kumar speaks Kannada. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. William Schreiber works as a general internist in Woodbridge, CT. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schreiber at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Schreiber graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks Spanish, Belarusian, and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Karkanitsa graduated from Minsk State Medical Institute. Dr. Karkanitsa completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Malgorzata Chustecka's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chustecka (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chustecka graduated from Medical University of Warsaw. Her residency was performed at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Patient ratings for Dr. Chustecka average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chustecka is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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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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