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We found 18 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Anthem near Milford, CT.

Dr. Pietro Giovanni Andres, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2890 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Pietro Andres' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Andres completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andres takes. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Andres is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He 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, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
325 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Karen Dufour is an adult gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Dufour average 1.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Dufour is open to new patients. She graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Bedford, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2890 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Bedford's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bedford accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bedford welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Commerce Park
Milford, CT
 

Dr. David Hass' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hass's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2890 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Howard Taubin's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Taubin is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. He 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)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
88 Noble Avenue
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Lipcan is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lipcan takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Lipcan is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Commerce Park
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Renuka Umashanker practices adult gastroenterology. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Umashanker attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Umashanker is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Umashanker takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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
2890 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Gregory Soloway practices adult gastroenterology in Stratford, CT, Southport, CT, and Trumbull, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Soloway average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Soloway is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Soloway has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Soloway attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
849 Boston Post Road; Suite 202
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Ramnath Hebbar is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at J.J.M. Medical College and performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Hebbar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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
40 Commerce Park
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Latha Alaparthi's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Alaparthi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Mysore Medical College and performed her residency at Norwalk Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Biliary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
849 Boston Post Road; Suite 202
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Jennifer Thompson is a gastroenterologist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Thompson attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is 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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
849 Boston Post Road; Suite 301
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Hafsa Nawaz is an internist in West Haven, CT, New Haven, CT, and Milford, CT. Dr. Nawaz (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Hindi. Dr. Nawaz is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing her residency at Griffin Hospital, Dr. Nawaz attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school. Dr. Nawaz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 292
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Neil Smerling's specialty is general internal medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Smerling performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Smerling is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
385 Main Street
W Haven, CT
 

Dr. Malgorzata Chustecka's medical specialty is general internal medicine. 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 studied medicine at Medical University of Warsaw. For her residency, Dr. Chustecka trained at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. On average, patients gave Dr. Chustecka a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chustecka's practice is open to 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
240 Indian River Road; Suite C2
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Nasiha Fahmi practices general internal medicine in Orange, CT, Bridgeport, CT, and New Haven, CT. She is a graduate of Sir Salimullah Medical College and a graduate of Hospital of Saint Raphael's residency program. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fahmi accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fahmi (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fahmi's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
385 Main Street
W Haven, CT
 

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Haven, CT. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of 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. Dr. Karkanitsa 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)

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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.