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

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hoscheit completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit is accepting 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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burbank, IL. His areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Tilwalli accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Shivaji University for medical school and subsequently trained at Weiss Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. Dr. Tilwalli has an open panel.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Losavio honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Losavio's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Katwala accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Katwala trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Rajeev Nagpal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
600 S. Washington; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rajeev Nagpal works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Oak Lawn, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nagpal's clinical interests encompass crohn's disease and acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Nagpal has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Nagpal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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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 specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carlino include well woman gynecology, abuse, and cancer screening. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Carlino accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Carlino (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Carlino is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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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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