We found 16 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Curtis Paul Freedland, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road; 54 Ste 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Freedland's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Freedland is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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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. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and esophageal dilation. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Rent is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College, Dr. Rent performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Rent (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Joseph Staffetti is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He is conversant in Italian. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Staffetti completed his residency training at Roger Williams Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Staffetti is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel practices adult gastroenterology in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patel takes 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: Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Pancreatitis, Ulcers, Swallowing ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar sees patients in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ghanekar graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Ghanekar is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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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. Ernest L Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road; 54 Ste 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Digiovanni is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Largo, FL. Dr. Digiovanni studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Largo Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center, BayCare Health System, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Enteroscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Satish Patel practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. He obtained his medical school training at S.N. Medical College, Agra and performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Patel honors 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: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa's specialty is general internal medicine. His professional affiliations include Apollo Medical Center and BayCare Health System. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Chowdappa trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He 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: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (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's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 2.5 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 honors. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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: 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 works as a family practitioner in New Port Richey, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Ibrahim attended medical school at Medical University of the Americas. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Davis, who practices in Holiday, FL, is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Davis trained at Monmouth Medical Center for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Davis average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tarak Choksi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Choksi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choksi include diabetes, obesity, and heart problems. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and residency at New York Methodist Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 works as a general internist. On average, patients gave Dr. Michael a rating of 3.5 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. He attended medical school at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Alfred Lee's specialty is general internal medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Dr. Lee is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Jordan Young is a general internist in Trinity, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical University of the Americas. Dr. Young trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University for his residency.

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

Dr. Angelo Cappiello's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cappiello include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Cappiello is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cappiello attended the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for residency.

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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.
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