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We found 14 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Dilip Vishwanath Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 14
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar works as a gastroenterologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghanekar accepts. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Frederick Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 14
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti is a gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Staffetti studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Roger Williams Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Staffetti speaks Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Curtis Paul Freedland, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 14
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Freedland's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Freedland accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Maxwell Rent, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5425 Water Street
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Maxwell Rent specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Rent (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and esophageal dilation. Dr. Rent studied medicine at Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Satish Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Satish Patel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Before completing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at S.N. Medical College, Agra. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2 Unit 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel works as an internist and geriatrician in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Dr. Patel attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Dean Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8133 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. John Ibrahim's specialty is family medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of the Americas and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ibrahim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Sports Health, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa specializes in general internal medicine. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Chowdappa takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Apollo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfred Shih-Tai Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5307 Main Street; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Lee practices general internal medicine. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Headache, Heartburn, Dizziness, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordan Terrell Young Pa, BS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9332 State Road 54; #202
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Young's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Young is a graduate of Medical University of the Americas. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Low Testosterone, Hypertension, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Dr. Choksi's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and heart problems. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Choksi trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Hernia, Echocardiogram, Acid Reflux

Dr. Ehab Mounir Michael, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Michael is a graduate of Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Michael is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Injuries, Acid Reflux, Emphysema

Dr. Jeffrey Michael Davis, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
4642 Darlington Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Davis is an adolescent medicine specialist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angelo Michael Cappiello, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4915 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Cappiello is an internist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Cappiello's clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and depression. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of the Northeast School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Spirometry, Asthma, ... (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.