We found 218 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Francella's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Francella attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group and Greenwich Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Glassman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, Western Connecticut Health Network, and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. He honors Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Glassman is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Glassman speaks Spanish.

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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 area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Mauer is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mauer accepts. Dr. Mauer is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Capsule Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Dr. Brett Emerson Fortune, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
333 Cedar Street; Lmp Room 1076
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Brett Fortune's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fortune has a special interest in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis C, and transplant procedures. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Fortune trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sofia Jakab is an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jakab takes. Dr. Jakab attended medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. Her professional 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

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

Dr. Michael Bennick is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Graduate Hospital, Dr. Bennick attended Temple University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Bennick is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Deborah Proctor is a New Haven, CT physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Proctor is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Proctor has an open panel.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Alan Selkin is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Selkin attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Selkin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for his residency. He accepts MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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)

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

Dr. James Boyer's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Boyer's residency was performed at New York Hospital. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Alan Landau specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Landau graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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, Enteroscopy, Small Intestine ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 York Street; Suite 2e
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Rosenthal is a gastroenterologist in New Haven, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from the University of Missouri and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Rosenthal is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Dean Chang's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chang is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Chang average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang honors. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Philip Ginsburg works as a gastroenterologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Ginsburg attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Caroline Loeser's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Loeser is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Loeser attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Felice Zwas practices adult gastroenterology in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. In addition to English, she speaks Yiddish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Zwas attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Zwas is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Her 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, colitis

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

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

Dr. Harry Aslanian is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Aslanian completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Aslanian has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallstones, Colon 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.

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