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We found 19 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 Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Luis Lara's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lara average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Dr. Lara accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lara trained at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Dr. Lara has received distinctions including National Pancreas Foundation Travel Scholarship; Associates Council American College of Physicians, Ohio Chapter; and President of the Medical Student Council, EMIS-ITESM. Dr. Lara is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alison Schneider specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Weston, FL. These areas are among Dr. Schneider's clinical interests: cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and achalasia. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Schneider trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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.

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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 Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Castro is an adult gastroenterologist in Weston, FL. He is conversant in 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 the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. The average patient rating for Dr. Castro is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Weston Clinic
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Roger Charles' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Charles's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. 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 is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Charles's training includes a residency program 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 Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Palekar practices adult gastroenterology in Weston, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Palekar performed her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Palekar average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palekar honors 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: 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 Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Ukleja is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Ukleja speaks Polish. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After attending Medical University of Lodz for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. On average, patients gave Dr. Ukleja a rating of 4.0 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. Ukleja honors. He has received the distinction of America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Ltd. Peer Nomination).

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. McCoy is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include warts, acne, and colorectal cancer. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. McCoy completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 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. McCoy honors.

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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 Desk 14/15
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Medina is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medina include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medina takes. Dr. Medina graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Medina (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Medina is professionally 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 Desk 11/12
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Darby Sider's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cancer screening. Dr. Sider is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sider graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sider 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 Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Emanuele Menzo's specialty is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Menzo include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Menzo (or staff) is conversant in 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 Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Raul Rosenthal specializes in surgery and practices in Weston, FL. His education and training includes medical school at National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Rosenthal's clinical interests include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Rosenthal has received distinctions including 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". Dr. Rosenthal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Yiddish. Dr. Rosenthal 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Weston, FL. He graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then he performed his residency at Resurrection Medical Center. Dr. Gavrilescu's areas of expertise include depression, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and metabolic syndrome. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gavrilescu 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 conversant in 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 Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Tolga Erim practices general internal medicine in Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon polyps. On average, patients gave Dr. Erim a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Erim has received include Outstanding Chief Resident Award; Best Teaching Resident Award; and Florida ACP Outstanding Resident for Excellence in Internal Medicine Award. Dr. Erim speaks Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 Weston Family
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Bonilla is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bonilla include warts, heart problems, and acne. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bonilla attended medical school at El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bonilla trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bonilla (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally 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 Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Szomstein specializes in surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szomstein 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. Before completing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Szomstein attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Szomstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He 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's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Stubbe is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and breast pain. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He 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. 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, Cellulitis, Herpes, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Back Problems, ... (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.