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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She graduated from Novosibirsk State Medical University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Sidorenko's areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Sidorenko is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Olyaee a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: pain, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and esophageal motility disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Olyaee trained at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Persian. His 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: 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Grisolano is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Esfandyari include esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: indigestion, rectal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Sugumar is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital. Dr. Sugumar trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Sugumar (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi.

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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. His areas of expertise include indigestion, pain, and ablation. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buckles takes. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Buckles attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freilich include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Freilich's professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Freilich accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rastogi's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, ablation, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rastogi takes. After attending King George Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore.

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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 his clinical interests: throat cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and laryngology. Dr. Garnett honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Garnett 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: 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Dr. Roh is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Roh's hospital/clinic 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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hoover's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoover 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, 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hyde include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hyde is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Hyde has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Her professional 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: 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Weinhold's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. She is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinhold's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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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 is an otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. Her 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: 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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. McGreevy studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 is an otolaryngologist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Larsen's areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larsen takes. He 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, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (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.