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

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

Dr. Rashmi Kabre sees patients in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her medical specialties are thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kabre studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kabre trained at Rush University Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Monica Borkar is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Borkar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is especially interested in colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. She is conversant in French. Dr. Borkar is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, 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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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
830 W. End Court; Suite 500
Vernon Hills, 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. Frank G Martini, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Frank Martini works as a gastroenterologist in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, hydrogen breath test, and capsule endoscopy. Dr. Martini has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Martini attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes 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.