We found 5 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO 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 practices thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery. In her practice, Dr. Kabre focuses on surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kabre accepts. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Kabre is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Glenview, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. Dr. Borkar's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She honors 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 is conversant in French. Dr. Borkar is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 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
830 W. End Court; Suite 500
Vernon Hills, 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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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 specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). His clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, hydrogen breath test, and capsule endoscopy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Martini at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Martini trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Martini's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to 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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