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We found 19 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Ginsburg completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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: 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's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine); he sees patients in New Haven, CT, Hamden, CT, and Guilford, CT. Dr. Caldwell is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Caldwell trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Caldwell (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Swahili. He 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, Hemochromatosis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Escalera is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Escalera is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Escalera studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for her residency. 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)

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

Dr. David Hass specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Hamden, CT, Guilford, CT, and Milford, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hass takes several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem. 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)

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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 in Hamden, CT, Guilford, CT, and New Haven, CT. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Umashanker is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Umashanker attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for 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)

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

Dr. Francis Chan is an adult gastroenterologist. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan welcomes new patients. Dr. Chan studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program 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)

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

Dr. Latha Alaparthi is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alaparthi is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Mysore Medical College. Dr. Alaparthi trained at Norwalk Hospital for residency.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thompson attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting 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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Grant 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: 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Likier is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Likier's office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar accepts. Dr. Kumar's residency was performed at Bridgeport Hospital. She is conversant in Kannada. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her 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 an ear, nose and throat specialist in North Haven, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Takoudes is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Takoudes 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.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Schreiber attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schreiber takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Chustecka a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Chustecka is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Chustecka attended medical school at Medical University of Warsaw. Dr. Chustecka (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Polish, and Russian.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Karkanitsa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Karkanitsa attended Minsk State Medical Institute for medical school. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks Spanish, Belarusian, and French.

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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.