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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. Dr. Ginsburg is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He 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 practices adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Caldwell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Swahili. Dr. Caldwell 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: 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 areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine); she sees patients 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from 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, Dr. Escalera speaks Spanish. She 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: 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 practices adult gastroenterology. He takes Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hass attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Hass is 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, 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patient reviews placed Dr. Umashanker at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Umashanker is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Umashanker's practice 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)

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

Dr. Francis Chan is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Chan is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is 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, 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 is an adult gastroenterologist in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He graduated from J.J.M. Medical College. He trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Hebbar is an in-network provider for 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
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Howard Likier practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Likier is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Likier completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. 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: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Latha Alaparthi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alaparthi accepts. Dr. Alaparthi is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Mysore Medical College. Her residency was performed 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Thompson takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Taneisha Grant's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grant's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. 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: Celiac Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
31 Broadway
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Takoudes works as an otolaryngologist in North Haven, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Takoudes accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Takoudes 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
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Prathibha Kumar's specialty is general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar honors. Dr. Kumar welcomes new patients. For her professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Kannada.

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

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa's specialty is general internal medicine. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Karkanitsa attended Minsk State Medical Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Belarusian, and French. He 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: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Electrolyte ... (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 graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schreiber is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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 is an internist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Haven, CT. Dr. Chustecka (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Russian. Dr. Chustecka is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is a graduate of Medical University of Warsaw. Dr. Chustecka completed her residency training at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chustecka's office for an appointment.

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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.