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

Dr. Cary Caldwell specializes in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caldwell attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Caldwell completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Caldwell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Swahili. 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: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Hemochromatosis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Francis Chan's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chan accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chan'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. Ramnath Hebbar is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Hebbar takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from J.J.M. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hebbar trained at MetroHealth Medical Center. 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)

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

Dr. Jennifer Thompson is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Thompson is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Thompson completed her residency training 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Howard Likier's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Likier average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Likier trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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
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 practices general internal medicine in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Haven, CT. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Karkanitsa studied medicine at Minsk State Medical Institute. For his residency, Dr. Karkanitsa trained at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Belarusian, and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Roman Khodzinsky sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Haven, CT. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Khodzinsky takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. For his residency, Dr. Khodzinsky trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Khodzinsky (or staff) is conversant in Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. Dr. Khodzinsky 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)

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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.