We found 15 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept CIGNA POS near Naperville, IL.

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoscheit is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hoscheit completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit 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's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dhruva R Tilwalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17w755 Butterfield Road; Suite 101
Oak Brook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burbank, IL. Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tilwalli include inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. Dr. Tilwalli is a graduate of Shivaji University and a graduate of Weiss Memorial Hospital's residency program. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Losavio's clinical interests: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Losavio is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kashyap N Katwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 202
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kashyap Katwala's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Katwala attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Katwala accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tara Elizabeth Jackson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doman include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Doman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Doman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Julian H Tang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Julian Tang specializes in pediatric emergency medicine and practices in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Tang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Timothy R Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall's area of specialization is general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Wall is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Dr. Wall accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Wall attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Wall is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Nancy Thomas Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Thomas attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Laura Marie Uselding, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite #205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding's specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Uselding attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Uselding is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Jihad Izzat Shoshara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jihad Shoshara's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Shoshara include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Shoshara is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Linda C Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton's specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Hamilton is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Hamilton has an open panel. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Shelly Flais' specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Flais's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Jerome O Gronli, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Gronli's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Gronli's clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gronli's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Sofia Shakir, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Sofia Shakir's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shakir honors. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Shakir trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Dr. Rebecca Kathryn Smeraglinolo, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Smeraglinolo sees patients in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Smeraglinolo's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Smeraglinolo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smeraglinolo is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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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