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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
325 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Karen Dufour's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Dufour attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Dufour is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2890 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Pietro Andres specializes in adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andres takes. He is conversant in Italian. He 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
40 Commerce Park
Milford, CT
 

Dr. David Hass is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hass accepts. He has an open panel.

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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
88 Noble Avenue
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Lipcan is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Milford, CT. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lipcan is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipcan honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Lipcan graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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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
2890 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Howard Taubin is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Taubin is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Taubin's 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
40 Commerce Park
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Renuka Umashanker is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Umashanker is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Umashanker completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Umashanker average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Umashanker has an open panel.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Soloway attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Soloway has an open panel.

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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
2890 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Bedford's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bedford takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bedford has an open panel.

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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
849 Boston Post Road; Suite 202
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Ramnath Hebbar's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hebbar takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Hebbar attended J.J.M. Medical College for medical school. 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
40 Commerce Park
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Latha Alaparthi's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Alaparthi is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Mysore Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Norwalk Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Alaparthi is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Thompson is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Thompson is accepting 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
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 292
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Neil Smerling practices general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Smerling is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Smerling is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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
849 Boston Post Road; Suite 301
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Hafsa Nawaz's specialty is general internal medicine. She honors Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, Health Net, and more. She graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Nawaz trained at Griffin Hospital for her residency. Dr. Nawaz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Hindi. Dr. Nawaz is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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
240 Indian River Road; Suite C2
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Nasiha Fahmi's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Fahmi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Bengali. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fahmi attended Sir Salimullah Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Fahmi's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Malgorzata Chustecka sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Chustecka attended Medical University of Warsaw and then went on to complete her residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Chustecka (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her 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
385 Main Street
W Haven, CT
 

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa works as an internist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Haven, CT. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karkanitsa attended medical school at Minsk State Medical Institute. For his professional training, Dr. Karkanitsa completed a residency program at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Belarusian, and French. 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.