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

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

Dr. Catherine Hunter is a pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hunter include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hunter's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Abdominal Problems, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rashmi Kabre is a thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery specialist. Dr. Kabre has a special interest in surgical procedures. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kabre attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Kabre has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, Neonatal Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Intestinal ... (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 practices adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Pandolfino include swallowing problems (dysphagia), endoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Pandolfino accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Pandolfino has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gunasekaran accepts. He graduated from Madras Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Gunasekaran trained at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Gunasekaran speaks Tamil. Dr. Gunasekaran's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Robin Fintel is a gastroenterologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fintel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Fintel is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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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. 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). Before completing her residency at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Greene attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Her clinical interests include pancreas problems, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Greene honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Greek. Dr. Greene is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. His areas of expertise include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. After attending the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kagalwalla completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Lee Bass sees patients in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Bass has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bass is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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 areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Nagle has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kamel attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Kamel include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Kamel's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams takes. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Williams's office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Nealis performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nealis is professionally affiliated with 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. Joseph J Karacic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2250; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Karacic is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Karacic's areas of expertise include diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karacic is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal ... (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 practices adult gastroenterology in Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: barrett's esophagus, hiatal hernia, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahrilas attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kahrilas is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirano include barrett's esophagus, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Hirano trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. 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 an adult gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Cohen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cohen's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen is accepting 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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