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We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield 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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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 Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
333 Cedar Street; Lmp 4093
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Anthony Porto is a pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric emergency medicine specialist. Dr. Porto is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Pain, Obesity, Cholesterol Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Abdominal Problems

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Dr. Harry Zemon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Harry Zemon specializes in general surgery. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Zemon completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: AOA Medical Honor Society. He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Zemon's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Evan Keith Krakovitz, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Evan Krakovitz specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Krakovitz at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Krakovitz trained at Graduate Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Krakovitz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with WESTMED Medical Group, Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Krakovitz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Rectal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, Colon Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Marsha Kathleen Guess, MS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Urogynecology
800 Howard Avenue; Yale Physicians Building 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Marsha Guess is a medical specialist in obstetrics and urogynecology. Dr. Guess is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Guess include women's health issues and fecal incontinence. Dr. Guess accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Guess (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Stuart Paul Feldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Stuart Feldman's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Feldman is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Feldman is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, White Plains Hospital, and WESTMED Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer

All Interests: Platelet Disorders, Tumor, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Gary Emil Rothbart, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Gary Rothbart's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. On average, patients gave Dr. Rothbart a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rothbart honors. In addition to English, Dr. Rothbart speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Hiatal Hernia, Pneumonia, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Caleb K Charny, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Caleb Charny's area of specialization is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Charny include cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and stomach surgery. Dr. Charny accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Charny's hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Wounds, Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Lymph Node ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mitchell Alvin Stevens, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Mitchell Stevens' specialty is general pediatrics. His professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Stevens is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Stevens (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Allergies, Gastrointestinal Problems, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Laura Christine Macbeth, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Laura Macbeth's specialty is general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. She is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, ConnectiCare, and more. Dr. Macbeth has an open panel. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hearing Test, Sports Health, Ear Infection, Vision Screening, Gastrointestinal Problems, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Scott Madris, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Roger Madris is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Madris (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Madris is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Madris attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO. Dr. Madris is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone Density Test, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pathology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Nhu Ngo is a specialist in pathology. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and cancer genetics. Dr. Ngo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hartford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Barry Boyd, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Donald Boyd is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyd is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Platelet Disorders, Tumor, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, Transplant Surgery
800 Howard Avenue; Yale Physicians Building 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sukru Emre's medical specialty is trauma surgery, pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and transplant surgery. He attended medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Emre (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Sign Language, and Korean. Dr. Emre is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, Hepatoblastoma, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Biliary Disorders, ... (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.