We found 6 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Aetna HMO near Geneva, IL.

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Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoscheit is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hoscheit's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit has an open panel.

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All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Faisal Qayyum Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Faisal Khan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Khan's clinical interests: diarrhea, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and pancreas problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts. Dr. Khan has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Khan attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school.

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Dr. Arvin Kumar Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Arvin Bhatia works as a gastroenterologist in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Bhatia attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bhatia has an open panel.

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Dr. Hemal Kiritbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Patel's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending B.J. Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Patel has a special interest in hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Heliodoro Medina, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Heliodoro Medina specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and stomach cancer. Dr. Medina's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Medina attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Medina is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Sharif Zubair, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Sharif Zubair is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zubair include ulcers, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Zubair is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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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