We found 39 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Shawnee Mission, KS.

Dr. Mojtaba Sayed Olygee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Mojtaba Olygee's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Olygee's areas of expertise include pain, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and esophageal motility disorders. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Olygee speaks Persian. Dr. Olygee'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: 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Westwood, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Shawnee Mission, KS. Dr. Sugumar's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Sugumar (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Elena I Sidorenko, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Elena Sidorenko is a gastroenterologist. After completing medical school at Novosibirsk State Medical University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sidorenko include esophageal manometry, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Sidorenko speaks Russian. Her 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: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tuba Esfandyari is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Kansas City, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Shawnee Mission, KS. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Esfandyari's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she 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. Scott W Grisolano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Scott Grisolano specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Grisolano is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Grisolano has received the following distinction: 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. Amit Rastogi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Amit Rastogi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, ablation, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Dr. Rastogi accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at King George Medical University, he performed his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. 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: Fine Needle Aspiration, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Tumor, Heartburn, Gastritis, Flexible ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bradley Freilich's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Freilich is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Freilich's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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. Daniel Christopher Buckles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Buckles works as an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Buckles's clinical interests: indigestion, pain, and ablation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He 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. Lynn Hilsabeck Hilsabeck, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Lynn Roh specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roh include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Her professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Roh is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Larry Hoover is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His 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. Dr. Hoover graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 the following distinction: 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. Jamie David Garnett, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. James Garnett's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Garnett include throat cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and laryngology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garnett accepts. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Pamela Weinhold works as an internist in Shawnee Mission, KS. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her clinical interests include prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. Dr. Weinhold is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Christopher Larsen's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Larsen's areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Larsen 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: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ann Robinson practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. 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. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Eyad M Al-Hihi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Eyad Al-Hihi's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi is conversant in Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Keith Andrew Sale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Keith Sale's area of specialization is otolaryngic allergy. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. Dr. Sale honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His 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)

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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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