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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with WESTMED Medical Group and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Francella is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. He has an open panel. Dr. Francella is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Francella completed a residency program 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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Glassman a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and more. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Glassman's professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, Western Connecticut Health Network, and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis C, and transplant procedures. Dr. Fortune is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. 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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric emergency medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Porto completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's area of specialization is general surgery. He honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Zemon performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: AOA Medical Honor Society. He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Zemon is accepting 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's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Krakovitz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with WESTMED Medical Group, Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), and Greenwich Hospital. He is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. He is open to new patients. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Krakovitz completed his residency training at Graduate Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guess include women's health issues and fecal incontinence. Her professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guess accepts. Dr. Guess has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (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 is a medical specialist in 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 Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Feldman attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He 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. Caleb K Charny, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Caleb Charny works as a general surgeon. 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. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and stomach surgery. He honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Charny is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Stevens (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Stevens attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare. His practice 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Rothbart speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rothbart honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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. Laura Christine Macbeth, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Laura Macbeth's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare. In addition to English, Dr. Macbeth speaks Spanish. Dr. Macbeth's hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Dr. Roger Madris' medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Madris performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Madris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Madris is open to 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)

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. Dr. Boyd is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Boyd attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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)

Specializes in Pathology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Nhu Ngo's specialty is pathology. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and cancer genetics. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Hartford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ngo attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Ngo is 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 specializes in trauma surgery, pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and transplant surgery and practices in New Haven, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Emre (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Korean. Dr. Emre is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice 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)

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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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