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We found 4 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Aetna near Southfield, MI.

Dr. Randall Scott Jacobs MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 250
Farmington Hills, MI
(248) 985-5000; (248) 662-4300

Dr. Randall Jacobs specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Farmington, MI, Novi, MI, and Warren, MI. In Dr. Jacobs's practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colorectal cancer screening, and upper endoscopy (EGD). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Jacobs's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Laurence Edward Stawick MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 703
Southfield, MI
(248) 662-4110; (248) 569-1770

Dr. Laurence Stawick is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stawick's areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.

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Dr. Kartikkumar Mukeshbhai Jinjuvadia MD, MPH
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
27207 Lahser Road; Suite 200A
Southfield, MI
(248) 581-5200; (313) 745-4525

Dr. Kartikkumar Jinjuvadia's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Jinjuvadia (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Jinjuvadia's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Jinjuvadia is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital. Dr. Jinjuvadia's education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Jinjuvadia is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16001 W 9 Mile Road
Southfield, MI
(248) 849-3000

Dr. Bradford Whitmer is an adult gastroenterologist in Southfield, MI and Riverview, MI. After attending Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Whitmer completed his residency training at St. John Providence Health System. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, gas, and peptic ulcer. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Providence Hospital, and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Gastroesophageal reflux, Acute and chronic pancreatitis, Non-cardiac chest Pain, ... (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.