We found 7 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Naperville, IL.

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio practices adult gastroenterology in Lisle, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Her clinical interests include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Losavio studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Losavio's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 202
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kashyap Katwala is an adult gastroenterology specialist. 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 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. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17w755 Butterfield Road; Suite 101
Oak Brook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tilwalli include inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He studied medicine at Shivaji University. He trained at Weiss Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Tilwalli takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
600 S. Washington; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rajeev Nagpal practices pediatric gastroenterology in Oak Lawn, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. Nagpal studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nagpal include crohn's disease and acid reflux (GERD). The average patient rating for Dr. Nagpal is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nagpal honors. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Nagpal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux

Specializes in Gastroenterology
17w755 Butterfield Road; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Tommy Pacana is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. He studied medicine at St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial. Dr. Pacana trained at Forest Hills Hospital for his residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pacana's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Varices, Colon Cancer, Cirrhosis, Acid Reflux

Specializes in Family Medicine
550 E. Boughton Road; Suite 265
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Antonio Carlino works as a family practitioner. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Carlino include well woman gynecology, abuse, and cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Carlino is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Carlino (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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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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