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We found 24 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Erin Elizabeth Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E. Chicago Avenue; #63
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Erin Rowell's medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed her residency at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. Her areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Dr. Rowell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rowell is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Catherine Hunter's medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. Her areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hunter attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hunter is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kabre include surgical procedures. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kabre graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. She is closed to 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. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1900 West Polk Street; 11th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kagalwalla include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). 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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is a graduate of Grant Medical College. Dr. Kagalwalla's medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Joseph Karacic is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Karacic's clinical interests: diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Karacic average 1.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Karacic's professional affiliations include 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: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lee Bass works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. In his practice, Dr. Bass focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bass attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Bass takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. John E Pandolfino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Pandolfino is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Pandolfino is especially interested in swallowing problems (dysphagia), endoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Perry Kamel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Kamel is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Kamel average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Gunasekaran's areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Madras Medical College and residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gunasekaran has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Tamil.

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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, Hepatology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maria Greene is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Chicago, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Greene speaks Greek. She has a special interest in pancreas problems, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Greene attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Michael Williams is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Williams's clinical interests: peptic ulcer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams honors. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Williams's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Alexander P Nagle, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alex Nagle is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Nagle is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nagle's clinical interests include achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nagle takes. Dr. Nagle is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ikuo Hirano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ikuo Hirano is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in barrett's esophagus, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and acid reflux (GERD). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirano accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Thomas Brandon Nealis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Nealis is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Nealis's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter J Kahrilas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Peter Kahrilas practices adult gastroenterology in Chicago, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kahrilas welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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. Dr. Cohen has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Cohen graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cohen trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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.