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

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla practices pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Kagalwalla is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Kagalwalla is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He is open to 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. Mary Gloria Kane, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kane's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kane include esophageal cancer, feeding tube insertion, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Kane has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane takes. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kane speaks French. Dr. Kane is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Lee Michael Bass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
880 W Central Road
Arlington Hts, IL
 

Dr. Lee Bass is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bass include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Bass's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Utpal Parekh sees patients in Addison, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, hepatitis, and hemorrhoid banding. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parekh takes. Dr. Parekh studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. His residency was performed at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Parekh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), 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. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran is a pediatric gastroenterologist and general pediatrician. He is especially interested in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Gunasekaran honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Madras Medical College. Dr. Gunasekaran's training includes residency programs at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He 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

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

Dr. John Moran works as a gastroenterologist in Addison, IL. Dr. Moran's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and gastroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Moran completed a residency program at Ball Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Bradley D Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro practices adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests 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 honors. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Shapiro trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Brian Muska is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Muska include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Muska attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Muska is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Lagattuta is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, gastroscopy, and celiac disease. Dr. Lagattuta is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Aziz is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Aziz (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Phillip Cacioppo is a general surgeon and vascular medicine specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Cacioppo is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cacioppo include esophageal cancer, thyroid problems, and stomach problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Cacioppo completed his residency training at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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.