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We found 16 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Francella is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Francella's hospital/clinic affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group and Greenwich Hospital. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Francella performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center.

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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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Glassman attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Child Health Plus. In addition to English, Dr. Glassman speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, Western Connecticut Health Network, and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. 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)

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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 gastroenterologist and pediatric emergency medicine specialist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Porto is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His 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

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

Dr. Evan Krakovitz's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Krakovitz is professionally affiliated with WESTMED Medical Group, Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), and Greenwich Hospital. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Krakovitz is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. His practice is open to 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. Harry Zemon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Harry Zemon's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Zemon's hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: AOA Medical Honor Society.

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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. William Middlesworth, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. William Middlesworth is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer, surgical procedures, and trauma. Dr. Middlesworth's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors, Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), and Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Middlesworth obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; New York Magazine's Top Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html. In addition to English, Dr. Middlesworth (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, Ulcerative Colitis, Bowel Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (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. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, White Plains Hospital, and WESTMED Medical Group. Dr. Feldman accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Feldman trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Feldman is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rothbart has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rothbart is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Spanish.

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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 medical specialty is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and stomach surgery. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Charny honors. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Charny performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Charny speaks Spanish. His professional 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 practices general pediatrics. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Stevens is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stevens completed a residency program at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Stevens (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Allergies, 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. Dr. Macbeth honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Macbeth has an open panel.

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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' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Madris is in-network for Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Madris (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He 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: , peptic ulcer, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Donald Boyd's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Boyd is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel.

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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 Pathology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Nhu Ngo is a specialist in pathology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ngo include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and cancer genetics. Dr. Ngo's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hartford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ngo accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, Anthem, and more.

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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)

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

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Polyneuropathy

Dr. David Martin Berkun, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Berkun's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Berkun's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkun takes. He is open to new patients. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Berkun's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Berkun (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Acid Reflux, Breastfeeding Issues

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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.