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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Philip Ginsburg is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Ginsburg is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Ginsburg graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Francis Chan's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Chan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 36d
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Jennifer Thompson, who practices in Hamden, CT and Milford, CT, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Thompson graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Thompson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Anamika Reed, who practices in Hamden, CT, Guilford, CT, and Milford, CT, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Reed attended Yale School of Medicine. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Howard Likier is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Likier is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Likier is open to new patients. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Latha Alaparthi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She graduated from Mysore Medical College. Dr. Alaparthi trained at Norwalk Hospital for residency. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alaparthi is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Biliary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Ramnath Hebbar is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending J.J.M. Medical College for medical school, Dr. Hebbar completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
116 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sandra Escalera's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Patient reviews placed Dr. Escalera at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Escalera is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. David Hass is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Hamden, CT, Guilford, CT, and Milford, CT. Dr. Hass is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Small Intestine Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Spring Glen Medical Center Suite 100
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Renuka Umashanker is an adult gastroenterologist. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Umashanker completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Umashanker honors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 185
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Cary Caldwell's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Caldwell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Swahili. Dr. Caldwell is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Caldwell 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: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Hemochromatosis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 360
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Taneisha Grant is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grant is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Grant attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Prathibha Kumar works as a general internist. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She trained at Bridgeport Hospital for residency. She is conversant in Kannada.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue; 3rd Floor
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Karkanitsa has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Minsk State Medical Institute and performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks Spanish, Belarusian, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1 Bradley Road; Suite 709
Woodbridge, CT
 

Dr. William Schreiber specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Schreiber attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Malgorzata Chustecka's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Chustecka an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Medical University of Warsaw for medical school and subsequently trained at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Chustecka (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Russian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Bone Density ... (Read more)

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What is Acid Reflux (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated GERD and sometimes called acid reflux, happens when food and acid inside the stomach leak back up into the bottom of the throat. This causes a burning sensation, heartburn, and a bad taste or smell in the mouth. GERD is different from occasional heartburn in that it happens regularly, at least twice a week over several weeks.

GERD happens because the muscle around the bottom of the throat weakens. This can be caused by a shift in the placement of the stomach, as happens with a hiatal hernia. Other risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, the use of certain medications, and smoking.

A person with GERD will notice the obvious signs of heartburn and an acid feeling in their throat several times a week. Other symptoms can include a persistent cough, nausea, asthma, or a sore throat that doesn’t go away. If GERD is left untreated, it can cause problems in the lining of the throat, including ulcers and even cancer.

There are simple lifestyle changes that can be made to combat acid reflux:
  • Lose weight, if needed.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Eat small meals and don’t lie down right after eating.
  • Stay away from acidic foods and foods known to cause reflux such as fried food and coffee.

If those lifestyle changes aren’t enough, there are medications that can help. Antacids, medications that decrease acid production in the stomach, medications to help the stomach empty faster, and antibiotics can all be useful. In extreme cases, surgery can be performed to tighten the bottom of the esophagus.
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