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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, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ginsburg studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ginsburg is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sandra Escalera's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Escalera honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Escalera speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Renuka Umashanker is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Umashanker is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Umashanker trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for her residency. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Umashanker's 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)

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

Dr. David Hass is a gastroenterologist in Hamden, CT, Guilford, CT, and Milford, CT. Dr. Hass is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hass 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)

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). He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Caldwell is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Caldwell performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Caldwell (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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, who practices in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Chan performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chan 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)

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

Dr. Jennifer Thompson, who practices in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Thompson takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. 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: 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. Latha Alaparthi works as an adult gastroenterologist. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Mysore Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Alaparthi is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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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
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Howard Likier's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Likier attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Likier 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: 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. Taneisha Grant is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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 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: Celiac Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ramnath Hebbar's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hebbar is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at J.J.M. Medical College, he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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 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. For her professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Kumar is conversant in Kannada. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kumar's practice 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 sees patients in Hamden, CT, Stratford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Karkanitsa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Minsk State Medical Institute for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
31 Broadway
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Takoudes sees patients in North Haven, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Takoudes graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. 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. He 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, Tinnitus, Rhinoplasty, Acid Reflux, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Schreiber specializes in general internal medicine. 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 honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Schreiber completed his residency training 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
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Malgorzata Chustecka sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chustecka's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Medical University of Warsaw, she performed her residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. In addition to English, Dr. Chustecka (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Russian. Dr. Chustecka 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: 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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