We found 6 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Naperville, IL.

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

Dr. Donald Hoscheit's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoscheit include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit 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, who practices in Lisle, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Losavio's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Losavio welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Kashyap Katwala practices adult gastroenterology in Naperville, IL and Downers Grove, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katwala include crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Katwala is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Katwala has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Tilwalli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Shivaji University and a graduate of Weiss Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Tilwalli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. 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. Rajeev Nagpal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
600 S. Washington; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rajeev Nagpal is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Nagpal (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nagpal takes. Dr. Nagpal has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Antonio Paolo Carlino, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
550 E. Boughton Road; Suite 265
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Antonio Carlino is a Bolingbrook, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Carlino's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, abuse, and cancer screening. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Carlino (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Carlino's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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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