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

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. Dr. Hunter has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Hunter is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla practices pediatric gastroenterology in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Kagalwalla's areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Kagalwalla attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is professionally 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. He has a special interest in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, he performed his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Gunasekaran is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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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
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Shapiro is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Shapiro completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Muska is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Muska completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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 gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Aziz is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Aziz (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Aziz 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. Geeti Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Homeopathy, Neonatology
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 601 A, Building 2
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Geeti Ghosh is a medical specialist in homeopathy and neonatology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include sleep apnea, asthma, and hearing screening. Dr. Ghosh is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ghosh's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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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.
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