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We found 18 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1490 near Weston, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Luis Lara works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Lara's areas of expertise include the following: foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. The average patient rating for Dr. Lara is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. His distinctions include: National Pancreas Foundation Travel Scholarship; Associates Council American College of Physicians, Ohio Chapter; and President of the Medical Student Council, EMIS-ITESM. Dr. Lara speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Ascites, Bile Duct Stones, Sclerotherapy, Extrahepatic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alison Schneider works as a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Schneider include cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and achalasia. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneider honors. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Schneider trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ascites, Esophageal Manometry, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Castro is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Castro speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Castro is an in-network provider 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: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Rectal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Roger Charles' specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. Dr. Charles is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Charles is rated highly by his patients. He honors 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: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Palekar's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Palekar is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She 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 her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Palekar attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Ukleja, who practices in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Medical University of Lodz and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Ukleja 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. Ukleja honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Ltd. Peer Nomination). Dr. Ukleja speaks Polish. Dr. Ukleja is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dalia McCoy practices family medicine in Weston, FL. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. McCoy's clinical interests: warts, acne, and colorectal cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCoy accepts. Dr. McCoy is a graduate of Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. McCoy completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Cellulitis, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Cancer, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Medina practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Medina attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medina include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Medina accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Medina (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Achalasia, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Darby Sider's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sider's areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cancer screening. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, she performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sider has received include Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; and The Jose Muniz MD Best Teacher Award.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sports Health, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Emanuele Menzo is a surgeon in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Before completing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Menzo attended medical school at the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Menzo's average patient rating is 4.5 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. Menzo accepts. Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Bile Duct Stones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Raul Rosenthal specializes in surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenthal include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Rosenthal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Rosenthal attended National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rosenthal include: America's Best Doctors; David Dreilling Award, Department of Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center; and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "Best Academic Achievement, 1999". In addition to English, Dr. Rosenthal (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Gastroparesis, Bile ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu works as an internist and geriatrician in Weston, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Gavrilescu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gavrilescu's areas of expertise include depression, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and metabolic syndrome. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at Resurrection Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gavrilescu speaks Romanian. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Bronchitis, Cellulitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Influenza, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Tolga Erim is a general internist. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Erim completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Erim's clinical interests include cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon polyps. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Erim accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Outstanding Chief Resident Award; Best Teaching Resident Award; and Florida ACP Outstanding Resident for Excellence in Internal Medicine Award. He speaks Turkish. Dr. Erim is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Bile Duct Stones, Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Interventional Endoscopy, Pyloric ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1825 North Corporate Lakes Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Bonilla practices family medicine. Dr. Bonilla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, heart problems, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended medical school at El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine. Dr. Bonilla completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He is an in-network provider 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: Warts, Cellulitis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sports Physicals, Dementia, Diabetes, Shingles, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Szomstein practices surgery in Weston, FL. Dr. Szomstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His areas of expertise include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Szomstein is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens and Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Szomstein's distinctions include: Physician of the Year Award, by Cleveland Clinic Hospital in the category of Service.; Physician of the Quarter Award, by Cleveland Clinic Hospital in the category of Growth. 3rd Quarter; and Physician's Recognition Award, by The American Medical Association.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Bile Duct Stones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1825 N Corporate Lakes Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Hermann Stubbe's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Stubbe include warts, cryotherapy, and breast pain. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. Dr. Stubbe is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Breast Pain, Cryosurgery, Type 1 Diabetes, Cellulitis, Herpes, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, ... (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.