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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Qazi is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Centegra Health System. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Qazi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
711 W Devon
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. David Labowitz is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Labowitz is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Labowitz trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

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

Dr. Vincent Biank is a pediatric gastroenterologist. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Dr. Biank performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Biank include abdominal pain and acid reflux (GERD). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 practices gastroenterology (digestive system). Her areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Singh is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Adam Aronson is a general pediatrician. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Aronson accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Aronson attended Temple University School of Medicine. He speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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.
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