We found 11 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept United Healthcare PPO near Elk Grove Village, IL.

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, 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. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, 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
880 W. Central Road; Suite 6400
Arlington Heights, 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. Bradley D Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Shapiro studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shapiro include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro takes. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Mary Gloria Kane, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kane is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Kane obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include esophageal cancer, feeding tube insertion, and polypectomy (polyp removal). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. She has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kane speaks French. Dr. Kane's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Proctoscopy, Biopsy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Small Intestine Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian J Muska, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska practices adult gastroenterology in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muska include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Muska's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Muska's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Utpal Paul Parekh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1845 W Army Trail Road
Addison, IL
 

Dr. Utpal Parekh is an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, hepatitis, and hemorrhoid banding. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school, Dr. Parekh completed his residency training at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Parekh's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Anthony Lagattuta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
303 E Army Trl Road; Suite 203
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Lagattuta is an adult gastroenterologist in Bloomingdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lagattuta include pancreas problems, gastroscopy, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Lagattuta completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Lagattuta is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Asad S Aziz, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Asad Aziz practices adult gastroenterology in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Aziz include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Midwestern University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Aziz (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1845 W Army Trail Road
Addison, IL
 

Dr. John Moran's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Moran include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and gastroscopy. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ball Memorial Hospital for residency. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Biopsy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Colonoscopy, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Medicine
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 202, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Phillip Cacioppo specializes in general surgery and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease) and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Cacioppo trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cacioppo include esophageal cancer, thyroid problems, and stomach problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cacioppo accepts. Dr. Cacioppo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Issues, Pancreatic Cancer, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder ... (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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