We found 4 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1485 near Saint Cloud, FL.

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Dr. M. Sirajul Siraj Ul Islam, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. M. Islam specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Islam is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. 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 Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn and Cumberland Hospital, Brooklyn, Dr. Islam attended medical school at Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Islam (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Hemorrhoidectomy, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Shams S.M. Tabrez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other, Adult Hepatology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Shams Tabrez is a gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Tabrez 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 Rawalpindi Medical College and the University of the Punjab, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tabrez (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Anoscopy, Esophagitis, Esophageal Ulcer, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fleites is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Fleites 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: Manometry, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Barrett's Esophagus, Proctosigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
2920 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Chung specializes in general internal medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Chung honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Chung attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma

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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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