We found 26 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Coventry near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1900 West Polk Street; 11th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kagalwalla include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kagalwalla accepts. He has an open panel. He attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Jane Hunter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue #63; Division of Pediatric Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Hunter works as a pediatric general surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hunter include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Hunter is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Hunter graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Esophageal Surgery, Hernia, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Rashmi Dilip Kabre, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery
1653 W Harrison Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rashmi Kabre's medical specialty is thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kabre attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school. In Dr. Kabre's practice, she is particularly interested in surgical procedures. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kabre is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, Neonatal Surgery, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Michael Bass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lee Bass' medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Bass focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bass takes. Before performing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Bass attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Joseph John Karacic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2250; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Karacic is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Karacic average 1.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Karacic include diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Karacic is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. John E Pandolfino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Pandolfino works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Pandolfino's areas of expertise include the following: swallowing problems (dysphagia), endoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pandolfino has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Gunasekaran graduated from Madras Medical College. He trained at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran speaks Tamil. Dr. Gunasekaran is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Maria Triantafyllopoulou Greene, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hepatology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maria Greene is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric hepatology (liver disease). Her areas of expertise consist of pancreas problems, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Greene's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Greene completed her residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. She speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Swallowing Problems

Dr. Robin Randall Fintel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 2220; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robin Fintel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Fintel average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fintel's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Fintel trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastritis, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander P Nagle, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alex Nagle, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Nagle's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nagle honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Perry L Kamel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
737 North Michigan Avenue; Suite 620
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Perry Kamel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Kamel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kamel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael D Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2250; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Williams is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams's areas of expertise include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Williams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Williams completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Brandon Nealis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Nealis works as a gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Nealis's clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Obesity, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter J Kahrilas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Peter Kahrilas works as a gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: barrett's esophagus, hiatal hernia, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kahrilas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kahrilas graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Ikuo Hirano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ikuo Hirano is an adult gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hirano include barrett's esophagus, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirano takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Greg S Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 1525
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Greg Cohen works as a gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Cohen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (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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