We found 8 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Railroad Medicare near Hamden, CT.

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

Dr. Cary Caldwell works as a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Caldwell has an open panel. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Caldwell (or staff) speaks the following 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)

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

Dr. Francis Chan specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Chan attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hebbar graduated from J.J.M. Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Hebbar completed a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Woodbridge, CT, New Haven, CT, and Hamden, CT. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Likier trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Likier 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 36d
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Jennifer Thompson, who practices in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Thompson is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson honors. Dr. Thompson welcomes 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 General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue; 3rd Floor
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Karkanitsa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Karkanitsa attended medical school at Minsk State Medical Institute. His medical residency was performed at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks the following 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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Malgorzata Chustecka is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She attended Medical University of Warsaw and then went on to complete her residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. The average patient rating for Dr. Chustecka is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chustecka (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Polish, and Russian. Dr. Chustecka is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes 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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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Roman Khodzinsky is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khodzinsky's residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Khodzinsky (or staff) speaks the following languages: Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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.