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

Dr. Cary Caldwell's specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Caldwell (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Swahili. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Caldwell attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Caldwell accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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)

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

Dr. Francis Chan practices adult gastroenterology in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. Dr. Chan obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally 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 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Ramnath Hebbar is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hebbar honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from J.J.M. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hebbar trained at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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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
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Howard Likier's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Likier takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Likier trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He 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, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Thompson is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Thompson's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Malgorzata Chustecka specializes in general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Chustecka average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chustecka is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Chustecka attended Medical University of Warsaw for medical school. 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)

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

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Hamden, CT, Stratford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He attended Minsk State Medical Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks 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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Roman Khodzinsky practices general internal medicine. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Khodzinsky (or staff) is conversant in Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Khodzinsky is accepting new patients.

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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.
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