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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Lara's clinical interests: foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine, Dr. Lara performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 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. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Alison Schneider is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Schneider is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and achalasia. Dr. Schneider is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Schneider completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. 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)

Dr. Fernando Javier Castro-Pavia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Castro is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Castro's areas of expertise include the following: foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Castro completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Castro 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: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Justin Charles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Roger Charles' specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Charles's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Charles honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic.

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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, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Patients gave Dr. Palekar an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Ukleja's clinical interests: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Medical University of Lodz. For his residency, Dr. Ukleja trained at Beaumont Hospitals. He has received the distinction of America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Ltd. Peer Nomination). Dr. Ukleja is conversant in Polish.

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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. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, acne, and colorectal cancer. Dr. McCoy's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. McCoy attended medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Mayo Clinic for her residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. McCoy is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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) in Weston, FL. Dr. Medina's clinical interests include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Medina (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Medina is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Darby Sider's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cancer screening. Dr. Sider's average rating from her patients 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. Sider accepts. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Sider has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; and The Jose Muniz MD Best Teacher Award. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 surgery specialist in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo's clinical interests include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Menzo graduated from the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His medical residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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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 is a medical specialist in surgery. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Rosenthal attended medical school at National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Rosenthal's areas of expertise include the following: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. Rosenthal honors. He has received the following distinctions: 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)

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu is an internist and geriatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gavrilescu include depression, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and metabolic syndrome. Patient ratings for Dr. Gavrilescu average 5.0 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. Gavrilescu takes. He is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and a graduate of Resurrection Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gavrilescu speaks Romanian. He is 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's specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Erim is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon polyps. Dr. Erim is 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. Erim honors. Dr. Erim obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Erim include: Outstanding Chief Resident Award; Best Teaching Resident Award; and Florida ACP Outstanding Resident for Excellence in Internal Medicine Award. Dr. Erim is conversant in Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Ernesto Bonilla specializes in family medicine and practices in Weston, FL. His clinical interests include warts, heart problems, and acne. Dr. Bonilla takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Bonilla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Szomstein is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Szomstein include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. 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 has received distinctions including 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. In addition to English, Dr. Szomstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Szomstein is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Weston, FL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Stubbe include warts, cryotherapy, and breast pain. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Stubbe obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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.