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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hoscheit's areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His 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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Dr. Arvin Kumar Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Arvin Bhatia's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bhatia's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bhatia's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Hemal Patel specializes in 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Medina has indicated that his clinical interests include ulcers, celiac disease, and stomach cancer. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Medina studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Faisal Khan is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and pancreas problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sharif Zubair is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Zubair include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Zubair has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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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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