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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 sees patients in Glenview, IL and Skokie, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Qazi studied medicine at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Qazi trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for his residency. Dr. Qazi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
711 W Devon
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. David Labowitz specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Labowitz graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Labowitz completed a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Labowitz is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Vincent Biank practices pediatric gastroenterology. In Dr. Biank's practice, he is particularly interested in abdominal pain and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biank takes. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Kavita Singh is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). She works in Chicago, IL. She is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Singh include barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Singh is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Singh is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4709 Golf Road, Suite 1250; Suite 200
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Adam Aronson practices general pediatrics. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Aronson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Aronson speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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.