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

Dr. Monica Borkar's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Borkar's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Borkar include colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Borkar is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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 medical specialty is thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kabre include surgical procedures. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kabre attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Labowitz sees patients in Park Ridge, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Labowitz include inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of abdominal pain and acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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 gastroenterologist in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Martini's areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, hydrogen breath test, and capsule endoscopy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Martini is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hydrogen Breath Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Capsule ... (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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