We found 41 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Shawnee Mission, KS.

Dr. Elena I Sidorenko, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Elena Sidorenko practices adult gastroenterology. She is conversant in Russian. These areas are among Dr. Sidorenko's clinical interests: esophageal manometry, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Sidorenko attended Novosibirsk State Medical University for medical school. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mojtaba S Olyaee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Mojtaba Olyaee specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Olyaee is conversant in Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: pain, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and esophageal motility disorders. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and residency at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Olyaee accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott W Grisolano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Scott Grisolano, who practices in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Grisolano is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Grisolano attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grisolano takes. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tuba Esfandyari, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Tuba Esfandyari's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Esfandyari honors. She attended the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, Dr. Esfandyari speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aravind Sugumar, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Aravind Sugumar is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Westwood, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Shawnee Mission, KS. He is a graduate of Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital. For his professional training, Dr. Sugumar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sugumar include indigestion, rectal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sugumar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Sugumar's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Christopher Buckles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Buckles is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Shawnee Mission, KS and Kansas City, KS. Dr. Buckles obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include indigestion, pain, and ablation. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buckles accepts. Dr. Buckles is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Lawrence Freilich, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
3840 West 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Bradley Freilich's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freilich include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freilich is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Freilich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit Rastogi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Amit Rastogi's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended King George Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore for residency. Dr. Rastogi's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, ablation, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rastogi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Tumor, Heartburn, Gastritis, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie David Garnett, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. James Garnett's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Garnett's clinical interests: throat cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and laryngology. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Inova Fairfax Hospital and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Tumor, Botox Injection, Laryngitis, Stenosis, Throat Problems, Voice ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn Hilsabeck Hilsabeck, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Lynn Roh's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Roh include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Roh obtained her medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Roh's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Common Cold, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Allan Hoover, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Larry Hoover, who practices in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Hoover include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hoover is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Dr. Hoover has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Deviated Septum, Heartburn, Sore Throat, Strep Throat, Sinuplasty, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Rita M Hyde, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13204 W. 72nd Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Rita Hyde works as an internist in Westwood, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hyde at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hyde accepts. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Hyde completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela May Weinhold, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Pamela Weinhold practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinhold include prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. Dr. Weinhold is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Ann Robinson specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Robinson attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheila Maureen McGreevy-Barry, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sheila McGreevy's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. McGreevy takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. McGreevy completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Larsen include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Larsen average 2.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larsen accepts. Dr. Larsen obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, ... (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.