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Dr. Steven Saunders

Internal Medicine
Milford, CT
34 years experience male

Locations

Steven L. Saunders, M.D., LLC

Milford, CT

Address

One Golden Hill Street, Milford, CT, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

(203) 876-6852

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Healthnet

Other

United healthcare

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

About

Bio

I am a primary care internist in practice for the past 23 years. I am also intimately involved in the education of our nation's newest physicians through teaching at two of our nation's greatest medical schools! Teaching allows me a wonderful opportunity to continue my own medical education and life long learning as a physician. As the great founding father of Internal Medicine, Dr. William Osler once said, "There are no boring patients, only boring doctors." I am never bored by my patients and am always learning from their teachings as well! I am privileged to be a part of the Health Tap community which has enabled me to help even more patients through the exchange of meaningful medical information and guidance through a literal virtual transformation of the art and science of medicine.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Connecticut

Doctor Q&A

442 Answers
337 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Mouth sores: Likely aphthous ulcers which can be associated with stress and certain viruses. Should be seen by your doctor or dentist to confirm. There are some to... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Eczema: Heavy moisturizing creams and lotions are effective for treating eczema. Examples include Neutrogena or Aquaphor. The face is a bit trickier because t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Common treatment: Azithromycin 1gram total as an oral dose or Doxycycline 100mg orally twice daily for 7 days are two commonly used treatment to treat genital chlamydia... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Chest pain: It certainly sounds like you have a pretty good evaluation of chest pain. It's important to know whether or not this is related to exertion or occurs ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Skin infections: Indeed, diabetics are more prone to skin infections and infections in general. This may be a form of a folliculitis or impetigo that warrants treatmen... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Antiepileptic: Really need to speak to your doctor. Drugs which require specific levels in the serum in order to be effective may behave differently in generic form ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Breast Sore: Could be and most likely to be an infection, but either way should be examined by doctor to be properly evaluated and treated. There is a less common ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Alcohol Breastmilk: I would suspect that the amount of alcohol contained in the chili was minimal at most. The negative effects of alcohol are most prominent on the unbor... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Bibasilar infiltrate: Sounds like you may be treated for pneumonia? Could be some congestion with fluid. Any history of congestive heart failure in the cardiac problems? If... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Vaginal burning: Perhaps urinary tract infection or vaginitis. Must also possibly think about stds. See your doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Marathon: Of course, but consult your doctor first.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Carpal Tunnel: Results from repetitive action in which wrist is often flexes and extended. Work at a keyboard.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See prev answer.: See your doctor first, and don't wear contacts yet.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Diabetic neuropathy: Perhaps gabapentin, lyrics or cymbals worth looking into.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Eye twitching: Otherwise known as blepharospasm. Can be treated. See your doctor.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Kyphosis: The hunc in hunchback. Front and back curvature in spine.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Fluid overload: Congestive heart failure? If in hospital too much IV fluid can result in volume or fluid overload.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Finger: See your doctor. Likely a bad sprain or tendinitis but should also rule out a fracture.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Liver Function: Generally a speckled top with separator gel at bottom to separate serum.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Cephalexin and Advil (ibuprofen): No significant drug to drug interaction known.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
As provided at pharm: Remember, "never stick anything smaller than your elbow in your ear!" if the irrigation syringe is that provided with an ear wax removal kit recommend... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Memory loss: Different causes range from depression and amxiety to early dementia. Your doctor can help sort it out.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Ice to start.: Ice application reduces swelling and inflammation. An xray may be required to rule out a more serious fracture.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
It's Personal: It is a very personal choice that you need to be comfortable with. Life is about balance.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Avoid lactose: A diet that does not contain dairy products such as milk and cheeses that contain lactose or milk sugar.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See your doctor: It's not the size that counts. May be a cyst, boil or enlarged lymph node. May be infection. May be a sign of more serious disease. See your doctor.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Discuss.: Depends on ct scan indication and area examined. Often close followup testing makes sure there is no change or growth in area of concern. Need more in... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Could be a localized reaction called urticaria. Stop using the products and see your doctor.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Foot pain: Need more info. Gout comes to mind. Any redness or swelling? Other causes as well.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Constipation: Time to see your doctor. There are other options but first an evaluation as to the cause of your constipation is essential.
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Diuretics: Diuretics have different purposes. Some are given to mobilize sodium and water to remove excess fluid from the body to reduce swellin or edema, or tre... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Fracture: Go see your doctor and be examined. Could be a nasal fracture.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
TALK: Share your feelings with your father! be honest with each other.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Cryptic Tonsils: Sounds like white blood cells and inflammation that collect in crypts in your tonsils very commonly. Tonsils are lymphoid tissue that fight infection.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Psoriasis: From your description and location sounds like psoriasis which responds to steroid creams and ointments prescribed by your doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Ulcers: Often stress related or due to many viral infections, but can be a sign of more serious disease. See your doctor.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Hernia: Examination by a physician. Usually a visible and palpable bulge.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Mood: Mood changes may result from disruptions to sleep wake cycle.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Therapeutics: Therapeutics treat disease. Aesthetics pertain to appearances.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
ACE inhibitors: Lower blood pressure by working in the kidneys. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
MVP: Often associated with palpitations.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl): Is a muscle relaxant. Most common side effect is sedation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
PPD: Negative test is flat not raised.Ay still be read. Should be interpreted by health care provider.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Gancyclovir: Antiviral medication.
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
GERD: Can be related to structural abnormalities and may require an endoscopy.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Pectus Excavatum?: No alternative to surgery exists as i know. If it is interfering with your breathing or causing pain, surgery should be considered.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Therapy: If you mean psychotherapy, the answer is both!
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Great: Great way to floss. Try the lowest pressure setting.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Hypothyroidism: Dependeng on reference range in laboratiry those numbers do seem to correspond with hypothyroidism for which your doctor has initiated thyroid hormone... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Cimetidine: Sometimes sedation or fatigue.

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Testimonials
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Feb 20, 2015
Wonderful doctor and great physician. Recommend him highly. he is warm and caring, I know him well.
Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Excellent Physician - Give him my highest recommendation!
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! I was thinking it may also be a reaction to the organic argan oil I recently started using. Will stop using for a while to see what happens. Thanks!
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! My doctor was the one who gave me the magnesium citrate and said this should work. I'm just worried it hasn't worked yet. Thank you :)
HealthTap member
Thank you! I have a Doctors appointment to see my ob tomorrow. I just wanted to know if there is anything I can do for temporary relief until my appointment.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Top Doctor, Third Place, New Haven, CT - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Connecticut - Winter
2013

Affiliations

ACP
Connecticut State Medical Society
New Haven County Medical Association
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