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We found 10 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Coventry near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. Erin Elizabeth Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Erin Rowell's medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. She has a special interest in surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rowell honors. Dr. Rowell is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and a graduate of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital's residency program. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. Her areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Hunter is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Hunter's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kagalwalla include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Dr. Kagalwalla is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Grant Medical College. Dr. Kagalwalla's medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (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. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is affiliated with 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. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran sees patients in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. His clinical interests include heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gunasekaran attended Madras Medical College for medical school. Dr. Gunasekaran has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Bradley D Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shapiro include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Shapiro takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. 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
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Muska average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Muska is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muska graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Carl J Albun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Carl Albun specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Albun completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, dysplasia, and liver disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Asad S Aziz, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300b
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Asad Aziz's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aziz include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Aziz takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is 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. Geeti Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Homeopathy, Neonatology
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 601 A, Building 2
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Geeti Ghosh's medical specialty is homeopathy and neonatology. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Ghosh has a special interest in sleep apnea, asthma, and hearing screening. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Ghosh's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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.