We found 15 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Gold HMO near New Port Richey, FL.

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

Dr. Joseph Staffetti specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New Port Richey, FL, Hudson, FL, and Trinity, FL. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, and barrett's esophagus. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Staffetti honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Staffetti attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Staffetti (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Italian. Dr. Staffetti's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include indigestion, ulcers, and celiac disease. 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 graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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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. Dr. Rent's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and pancreatitis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Rent (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Rent is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in New Port Richey, FL, Hudson, FL, and Trinity, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghanekar include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. 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. Dr. Ghanekar's training includes residency programs at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Ghanekar's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in New Port Richey, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vangara include crohn's disease, capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Vangara average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Vangara attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Vangara (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (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 is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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 Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. Dr. Chowdappa is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 is conversant in Persian.

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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 sees patients in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Choksi include heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choksi takes. Dr. Choksi attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Choksi trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. 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: 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's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Ibrahim is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and general care. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. 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. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 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. Ibrahim accepts.

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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 is a general internist. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Michael's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Michael graduated from Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Michael completed a residency program at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 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: 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 works as an internist. Patient ratings for Dr. Cappiello average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and depression. Dr. Cappiello accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of the Northeast School of Medicine. Dr. Cappiello's residency was performed at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Cappiello (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is 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 works as an internist in Trinity, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include alcohol abuse, depression, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Medical University of the Americas and Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school, Dr. Young completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. He is conversant in 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. Rose Marie Langer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1806 Short Branch Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Rose Langer is a family practitioner in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Langer include menopause, migraine, and adolescent issues. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Langer attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at United Family Medicine Program for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Davis specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Holiday, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and heart problems. Dr. Davis is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Davis completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, holter monitoring, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Wert is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Wert's medical residency was performed at VA Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Wert (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Wert's professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cryosurgery, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Surgical ... (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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