We found 21 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Hamden, CT.

Showing 1-16 of 21
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.

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

Dr. Philip Ginsburg specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ginsburg studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ginsburg is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
116 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sandra Escalera's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Escalera honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Escalera speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, constipation, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Spring Glen Medical Center Suite 100
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Renuka Umashanker is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Umashanker is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Umashanker trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for her residency. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Umashanker's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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

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. Dr. Thompson takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, Crohn's disease, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2220 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Dean Chang sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Chang average 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes. Dr. Chang graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Chang trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, small intestine disorders, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Hass is a gastroenterologist in Hamden, CT, Guilford, CT, and Milford, CT. Dr. Hass is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hass is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cary Caldwell sees patients in New Haven, CT, Hamden, CT, and Guilford, CT. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Caldwell is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Caldwell performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Caldwell (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Swahili.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, liver cancer, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, 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, who practices in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Chan performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chan is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hebbar is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at J.J.M. Medical College, he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), 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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Likier attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Likier is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rectal problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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

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

Dr. Taneisha Grant is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Grant is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

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

Dr. Edward Glenn Rippel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Edward Rippel specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Haven, CT and Hamden, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Rippel is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rippel accepts. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Rippel completed his residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rippel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Hiatal Hernia, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6 Devine Street
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Martin Katz's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in North Haven, CT, New Haven, CT, and Hamden, CT. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Katz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Platelet Disorders, Tumor, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Aversa Jr., DO
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 220
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. John Aversa is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Ansonia, CT, Hamden, CT, and Guilford, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon problems. Dr. Aversa accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Aversa attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Aversa is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, rectal cancer, colon cancer, anal cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anal fissures, colon problems, hemorrhoids, fecal incontinence, constipation, colitis

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Anal Cancer, Fecal Incontinence, Colon Problems, Da Vinci Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Prathibha Kumar practices general internal medicine. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Kumar is conversant in Kannada. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kumar's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Metabolism, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa sees patients in Hamden, CT, Stratford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Karkanitsa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. 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 foreign languages: Spanish, Belarusian, and French.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.