We found 5 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Vernon Hills, IL.

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Dr. Rashmi Dilip Kabre, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 110
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Rashmi Kabre's specialties are thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery. Dr. Kabre attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She has a special interest in surgical procedures. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kabre is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, Neonatal Surgery, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Monica Borkar's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Borkar include colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Boston Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Borkar's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borkar takes.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. David Labowitz is an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Labowitz include inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Labowitz is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. 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
830 W. End Court; Suite 500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Vincent Biank's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Biank include abdominal pain and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford for medical school, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux

Dr. Frank G Martini, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Frank Martini is a physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Clinical interests for Dr. Martini include inflammatory bowel disease, hydrogen breath test, and capsule endoscopy. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Martini is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hydrogen Breath Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

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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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