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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2890 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Pietro Andres works as a gastroenterologist in Stratford, CT, Bridgeport, CT, and New Haven, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Andres speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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 honors. Dr. Andres is accepting 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Dufour attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dufour is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is accepting 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
40 Commerce Park
Milford, CT
 

Dr. David Hass is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem. Dr. Hass has an open panel. Dr. Hass graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Taubin accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Milford, CT. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lipcan is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Lipcan is a graduate of 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
40 Commerce Park
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Renuka Umashanker specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of 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. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Umashanker honors. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She 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 works as a gastroenterologist in Stratford, CT, Southport, CT, and Trumbull, CT. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Soloway has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Soloway 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: 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 is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bedford takes. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hebbar graduated from J.J.M. Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Hebbar completed a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Alaparthi takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at Norwalk Hospital, Dr. Alaparthi attended Mysore Medical College for medical school. She is 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: 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, who practices in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Thompson is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson honors. Dr. Thompson 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
240 Indian River Road; Suite C2
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Nasiha Fahmi's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dr. Fahmi performed her residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. In addition to English, Dr. Fahmi (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fahmi's 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
849 Boston Post Road; Suite 301
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Hafsa Nawaz is a general internist. She is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Nawaz's medical residency was performed at Griffin Hospital. She accepts Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nawaz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as an internist in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Smerling attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Smerling has an open panel.

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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
6580 Main Str; Suite 102
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Karkanitsa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Karkanitsa attended medical school at Minsk State Medical Institute. His medical residency was performed at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Belarusian, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Malgorzata Chustecka is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She attended Medical University of Warsaw and then went on to complete her residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. The average patient rating for Dr. Chustecka is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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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.