We found 5 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Partners Plus near Danvers, MA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jaime Rivera specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Danvers, MA, Peabody, MA, and Salem, MA. Dr. Rivera (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Rivera is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), and Union Hospital. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Rivera completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivera has received the following distinctions: American College of Surgeons Resident Research; Fellowship.; and Claude Welch Resident Research Fellowship.. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Diverticular Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. William Kastrinakis works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and surgical oncologist. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. His professional affiliations include Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kastrinakis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kastrinakis attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Pancreas Problems, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street; Suite 300
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Francis Colizzo is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Colizzo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Colizzo's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Colizzo include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. and Fellow, American College of Physicians. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Colizzo has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Cysts, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Rattner's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Rattner's training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons.; and President Society American Gastrointestinal. Dr. Rattner is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Denise Gee's specialty is general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Gee's clinical interests: diverticular disease and tumor. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gee's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Tumor, Diverticular Disease, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Adrenal ... (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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