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

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

Dr. Donald Hoscheit's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoscheit include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoscheit has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Faisal Khan is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and pancreas problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Khan accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Khan is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatia include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. He 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 subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College and residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. Dr. Medina's clinical interests include ulcers, celiac disease, and stomach cancer. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medina takes. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Medina speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Medina has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sharif Zubair's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include ulcers, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zubair is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Zubair attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.