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

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Dr. Joseph Frederick Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Staffetti (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Staffetti include diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, and barrett's esophagus. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Staffetti is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Staffetti accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include indigestion, ulcers, and celiac disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maxwell Rent sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Rent attended Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rent include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and pancreatitis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rent (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Dilip V Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Ghanekar 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. For his residency, Dr. Ghanekar trained at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Ghanekar's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sreenivasa Prasad Vangara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5515 Gulf Drive; Suite B
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sreenivas Vangara is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vangara takes. Dr. Vangara graduated from Guntur Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Vangara completed a residency program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Vangara (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Satish Patel practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Before completing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Patel 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.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Chowdappa is conversant in Persian. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. 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: Depression, Audiometry Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Health Care Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among Dr. Choksi's clinical interests: heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. Dr. Choksi's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Ibrahim is a family practitioner in New Port Richey, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, depression, and general care. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ibrahim accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Medical University of the Americas and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Ibrahim is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Ehab Michael specializes in general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Tanta University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. Dr. Michael's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Michael is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Injuries, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Angelo Cappiello sees patients in Holiday, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Cappiello's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cappiello include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. 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. After attending the University of the Northeast School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Cappiello (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Cappiello is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Jordan Young practices general internal medicine in Trinity, FL. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, depression, and heart problems. Dr. Young is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical University of the Americas and Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Davis is an adolescent medicine specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, depression, and heart problems. Dr. Davis accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Douglas Allen Wert, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4648 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Wert's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Wert obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at VA Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wert include trigger point injections, holter monitoring, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wert is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Wert (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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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