We found 8 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Coventry near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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Dr. Catherine Jane Hunter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Hunter's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. She is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Hunter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Hunter obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Abdominal Problems, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Michael Bass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lee Bass specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Bass's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics and practices in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. In Dr. Gunasekaran's practice, he is particularly interested in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gunasekaran attended medical school at Madras Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran speaks Tamil. His professional 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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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Kagalwalla is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Saint Anthony Hospital (Chicago), and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Grant Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kagalwalla completed residency programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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All Interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley D Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro practices adult gastroenterology in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Shapiro is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Dr. Brian J Muska, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. Dr. Muska's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Muska attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Muska has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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

Dr. Asad S Aziz, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Asad Aziz is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Aziz's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aziz accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Aziz (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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

Dr. Geeti Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Homeopathy, Neonatology
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 601 A, Building 2
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Geeti Ghosh, who practices in Elgin, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL, is a medical specialist in homeopathy and neonatology. Dr. Ghosh completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Clinical interests for Dr. Ghosh include sleep apnea, asthma, and hearing screening. The average patient rating for Dr. Ghosh is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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All Interests: Blood Tests, Allergies, Hearing Screening, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Premature Babies, Attention ... (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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