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

Dr. Ramnath Hebbar specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Hamden, CT and Milford, CT. He is a graduate of J.J.M. Medical College. His training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Hebbar takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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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
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Howard Likier specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Likier is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Likier trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Likier is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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. Francis Chan is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Hamden, CT. Dr. Chan studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chan 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: , 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) and practices in New Haven, CT, Hamden, CT, and Guilford, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Caldwell (or staff) speaks Spanish and Swahili. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting 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 36d
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Jennifer Thompson's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Thompson is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Thompson trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Thompson accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reed graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Reed 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 General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue; 3rd Floor
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Leonid Karkanitsa sees patients in Hamden, CT, Stratford, CT, and West Haven, CT. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Minsk State Medical Institute and a graduate of Lutheran Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Karkanitsa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Belarusian, and French. Dr. Karkanitsa is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Malgorzata Chustecka is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. After attending Medical University of Warsaw for medical school, Dr. Chustecka completed her residency training at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chustecka (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Russian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chustecka is accepting 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1952 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Roman Khodzinsky specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Hamden, CT, West Haven, CT, and Cheshire, CT. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khodzinsky honors. His medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Khodzinsky (or staff) is conversant in Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. Dr. Khodzinsky is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Primary Care, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, ... (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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