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We found 5 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Premier near Skokie, IL.

Dr. Baseer M Qazi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4711 Golf Road; Suite 500
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Baseer Qazi, who practices in Glenview, IL and Skokie, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After attending Deccan College of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Qazi's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Qazi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Qazi is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Hemorrhoids, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent F Biank, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Vincent Biank's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is especially interested in abdominal pain and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford for medical school, Dr. Biank completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
711 W Devon
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. David Labowitz is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Labowitz is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Kavita Singh, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
5140 N California Avenue; Suite 605
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kavita Singh's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Singh's clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Singh completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Singh is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Women's Health Issues, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam L Aronson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4709 Golf Road, Suite 1250; Suite 200
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Adam Aronson works as a general pediatrician. He is conversant in Hebrew. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Aronson's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Aronson is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Asthma, Acid Reflux

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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.