Dr. Steven Saunders

Internal Medicine
Milford, CT
35 years experience male

Locations

Steven L. Saunders, M.D., LLC

Milford, CT

Address

One Golden Hill Street, Milford, CT, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Annular bulges: Often seen on MRI of spine as people age. What is clinically significant is what symptoms the patient experiences. If numbness tingling or weakness li... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Leaking wrist.: Need more info, but it sounds like a cyst or other skin lesion.
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Theraflu: Always read directions. Both should not be taken at the same time, however it is likely ok to take Sudafed if you have passed the time for the next sc... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Physical: Best defense against disease. Physical includes blood pressure and pulse check, exam of heart, lungs and abdomen with stethoscope and palpation (touch... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Pilates: Pilates will strengthen your core muscles.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Lump: Perhaps a swollen lymph node or infected cyst? See your doctor.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Adrenal Tumor: Most adrenal tumors tend to be benign adrenal adenomas. Simple noninvasive imaging can help sort it out.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Joint MRI: Is a diagnostic and not therapeutic test, so no cortisone injection.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Pregnant: No, but there are increased risks to pregnancy with potential complications and higher risk for developmental problems with baby at a more advanced ma... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Throbbing calves: Muscle spasm, need for stretching but can be a circulation problem with decreased blood flow or inflamed or painful varicose veins as in thrombophlebi... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Chest pain: Should always be evaluated by your doctor immediately. Must rule out a cardiac cause but can be musculoskeletal or lung source.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Ibuprofen: Generally speaking 800mg of ibuprofen is a maximal single dose which can be taken up to three times in a day. However use caution given the spreading... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Borborygmi: This is the fancy technical term for stomach grumbling noises! generally benign but can indicate incomplete digestion of foods containing carbohydrat... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Hip pain: Sounds like you definitely need to see your doctor as soon as possible to evaluate the hip and tailbone. Likely will need an x-ray as well.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Zanaflex (tizanidine): As with most all muscle relaxants causes sedation.
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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Eczema: Treated with heavy duty emollients and moistureizers along with steroid creams and ointments prescribed by your doctor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Salmonella: In the gastrointestinal tract. Poor sanitary conditions.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Abdominal pain: Could indicate a problem with stomach or intestine but may be an indication of pleurisy or inflammation of lung. Could also be a kidney problem such a... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Tingling: Could be a bit of nerve inflammation related to positioning during surgery. That is a mild bulging of a lumbar disc.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Chest pain: Needs to be evaluated by your doctor. This could simply be musculoskeletal or pleuritic, that is inflammation of lining of lung or other referred pai... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Infected cyst: Likely needs to be opened and drained by your doctor.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Palpitations: Need evaluation with bloodwork and ekg.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Ignore: Do lose weight, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Take all blood pressure meds as prscribed.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
IBS: Many approaches often dictated by whether or not it is associated with constipation or diarrhea or both. Best approach always includes an increase in ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Nail fungus: Nothing really as effective as oral medicines, but perhaps pen-lac.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Clonazepam: May start to feel effects within an hour or so.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Dehydration: Lethargy and weakness. Irritability.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Peanut allergy: Perhaps swelling of lips.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Side effects: Many and varied!
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Menopause: Yes, low estrogen is associated with many symptoms of menopause.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Losing weight: Monitoring weight and diet takes commitment of time and effort.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Verapamil: Blood pressure medication which can slow the heart rate and cause constipation.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Low iron: May be due to diet low in iron rich foods such as meats or poor intestinal absorption. May also reflect other blood loss. Speak to your doctor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Fruits and veggies: Increased dietary fiber may lead to more regular bowel movements.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Anaphylaxis: Throat tightening, tongue swelling respiratory distress and shock
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Hep B: Acute infection similar to other viral illness include fever, fatigue malaise, headache jaundice.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Pleurisy: Possible inflammation of lining of lung(pleura). Suggests infection possibly viral. See your doc for further evaluation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Cherry allergy.: Yes. You can be allergic to cherries.
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Memory loss: Many causes of forgetfulness including anxiety, depression, dementia and substance abuse. Also if late at night and tired simply mental exhaustion. Re... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Albuterol: Jitteriness, tremors and racing heart.
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Pudding: Change in quality or texture most likely related to dietary changes. If black, tarry and foul smelling may be a sign of dangerous internal bleeding.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Stasis dermatitis: Skin changes which result from deposition of iron from sluggish return of blood due to varicose veins and/or venous insufficiency. Compression stockin... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Depression: Many include fatigue sadness tearfulness loss of pleasure and interest in usually enjoyable activities, change in weight.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Monistat: Treats vaginal yeast infections only.
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Limps: Hard to say. Could be benign fatty tissue or lipomas, cysts, varicose veins? Need to be examined.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Erectile dysfunction: Difficulty getting and/or maintaining an erection.
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Levothyroxine: If being prescribed to appropriately replace your own thyroid deficiency or hypothyroidism, none.
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Back pain: Stretching exercises, application of heat, chiropractic adjustment, antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Episcleritis: Requires opthalomogic examination.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Platelet adhesion: Drugs like Aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel)...
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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
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HealthTap member
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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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