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We found 14 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. Dr. Hoscheit is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hoscheit is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes 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. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio works as an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Losavio is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is open to new patients. Dr. Losavio studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Losavio trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katwala include crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katwala honors. Dr. Katwala's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Tara Doman's specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Doman graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Doman's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Julian Tang is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist. His clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Tang's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Tang attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Linda Hamilton is a pediatrician. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hamilton trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hamilton welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute Sinusitis, Weight ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Laura Uselding is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Uselding attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Uselding trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook 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. Timothy R Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall works as a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Wall average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital 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. Nancy Thomas Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive; Suite 205
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas works as a pediatrician. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Thomas's clinical interests: abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to 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. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Shoshara is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Shoshara performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Flais graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flais welcomes 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 practices general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Gronli takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Gronli completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Gronli speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. She completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among Dr. Shakir's clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Shakir's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Shakir welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Rebecca Smeraglinolo works as a pediatrician in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smeraglinolo include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Smeraglinolo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smeraglinolo's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program.

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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.