Finding Providers
loading

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

Showing 1-8 of 8
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 185
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Cary Caldwell is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Caldwell is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He 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. Dr. Caldwell attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Caldwell (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Swahili.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Hemochromatosis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Francis Chan is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Chan attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Chan trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Ramnath Hebbar is an adult gastroenterologist. He attended J.J.M. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hebbar takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 36d
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Jennifer Thompson's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for her residency. Dr. Thompson is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Howard Likier is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Woodbridge, CT, New Haven, CT, and Hamden, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Likier is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Likier attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Likier is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Malgorzata Chustecka's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Chustecka obtained her medical school training at Medical University of Warsaw and performed her residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chustecka (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Polish, and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Bone Density ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue; 3rd Floor
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa is a general internist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Haven, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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 languages: Spanish, Belarusian, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Karkanitsa welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Roman Khodzinsky works as an internist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Khodzinsky's practice is open to new patients. He trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Khodzinsky (or staff) speaks Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Certifications

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.