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 physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Francella's professional affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group and Greenwich Hospital. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Francella is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. His practice 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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Glassman's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Child Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Glassman attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is conversant in Spanish. 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 has an open panel.

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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 has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mauer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Mauer trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mauer's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in New Haven, CT. Her medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Jakab accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. She is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

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

Dr. Brett Fortune's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis C, and transplant procedures. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Fortune is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently 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)

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

Dr. Michael Bennick's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Bennick has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bennick is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Alan Selkin is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare. Dr. Selkin attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Caroline Loeser, who practices in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Loeser is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Loeser completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Loeser is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Alan Landau works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Landau has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Landau attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine.

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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
100 York Street; Suite 2e
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Rosenthal practices adult gastroenterology in New Haven, CT. Dr. Rosenthal accepts Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, Health Net, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri and performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Rosenthal 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)

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

Dr. Deborah Proctor practices adult gastroenterology in New Haven, CT. Dr. Proctor is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Proctor is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She 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, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Wajahat Mehal is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. In his practice, Dr. Mehal focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. Dr. Mehal takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Oxford University Medical School, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mehal welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Felice Zwas works as an adult gastroenterologist in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. She 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Zwas a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zwas is conversant in Yiddish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She 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, colitis

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

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

Dr. James Boyer's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Boyer studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York Hospital. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
20 York Street; Smilow Cancer Hospital 7th Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Dinesh Pashankar practices pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Before performing his residency at Sassoon General Hospital, Dr. Pashankar attended B.J. Medical College, Pune for medical school. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Pashankar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, encopresis, constipation, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Crohn's Disease, Encopresis, Constipation, Acid Reflux

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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 is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chuong honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chuong's office for an appointment. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Spanish.

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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)

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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.