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We found 217 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna near New Haven, CT.

Dr. Andrew Paul Francella, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Francella's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Francella honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Francella's medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center. His professional affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group and Greenwich Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Dr. Mark S Glassman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Mark Glassman is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Glassman takes Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and more. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Glassman trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, Western Connecticut Health Network, and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Mauer's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mauer is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Mauer attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Mauer is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Capsule Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
40 Temple Street; Yale Digestive Diseases, Suite 1a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sofia Jakab's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology; she sees patients in New Haven, CT. She studied medicine at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jakab's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; Suite 4a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Bennick's specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bennick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Bennick has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Graduate Hospital, Dr. Bennick attended Temple University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Alan Selkin's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Selkin accepts MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Alan Landau specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Landau attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Landau is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Landau is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Rectal Problems, Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; 1a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Deborah Proctor is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in New Haven, CT. Dr. Proctor honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Proctor attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Proctor's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Felice Zwas' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zwas attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her professional training, Dr. Zwas completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She is conversant in Yiddish. Dr. Zwas is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Zwas is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Tarun K Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Tarun Gupta's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta honors. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gupta is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
40 Temple Street; Suite 1a
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. James Boyer is an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boyer accepts. Dr. Boyer is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Liver Biopsy, Autoimmune Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jackie Chuong is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chuong is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Chuong attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chuong is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pietro Giovanni Andres, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Pietro Andres works as a gastroenterologist. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Andres performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Dean Chang's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chang has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Chang completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Chang is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Philip Ginsburg's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Ginsburg is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ginsburg's office for an appointment.

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

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Caroline Loeser's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Loeser graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Loeser trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Loeser has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cysts, Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreatitis, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

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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.