We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near New Haven, CT.

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

Dr. Andrew Francella's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Francella attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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

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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Norwalk Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. Dr. Glassman graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Glassman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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. Dr. Fortune's areas of expertise consist of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis C, and transplant procedures. He is an in-network provider for Aetna Medicare, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

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

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
333 Cedar Street; Lmp 4093
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Anthony Porto specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric emergency medicine. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Porto is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Porto's practice 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

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

Dr. Harry Zemon sees patients in New Hyde Park, NY, Yonkers, NY, and White Plains, NY. His medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Zemon accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of AOA Medical Honor Society. He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He 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)

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 physician who specializes in obstetrics and urogynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Guess (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Guess's clinical interests include women's health issues and fecal incontinence. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), CU Medicine, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Guess attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Guess is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Evan Krakovitz is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Krakovitz average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krakovitz honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Krakovitz's professional affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Stuart Feldman is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Feldman is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, White Plains Hospital, and WESTMED Medical Group. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Feldman attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Mitchell Stevens is a general pediatrician in White Plains, NY. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Stevens (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Stevens is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Gary Rothbart works as an internist in Rye, NY. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Rothbart studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Rothbart average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rothbart honors several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. 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 specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and stomach surgery. He honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Charny attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Charny's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

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

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

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

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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)

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) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. He trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Madris takes. He 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)

Specializes in Pathology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Nhu Ngo is a medical specialist in pathology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ngo include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and cancer genetics. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ngo graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Ngo completed her residency training at Hartford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with 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, Ovarian Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Pancreas ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sukru Emre's specialties are trauma surgery, pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and transplant surgery. Dr. Emre (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Emre takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

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

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Donald Boyd is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Boyd's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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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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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