We found 6 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept MultiPlan near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. Timothy Tobin Brady, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3023 N. Ballas Road; Suite 520d
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Brady practices adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer, colonoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM St. Clare Health Center, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Brady studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brady trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Cancer, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

Dr. John Christopher Eagon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Bariatric Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. J. Eagon is a specialist in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eagon include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Eagon takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Chandra Prakash Gyawali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Chandra Gyawali is an adult gastroenterologist. His education and training includes medical school at Calicut Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gyawali include acid reflux (GERD). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Nepali. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Acid Reflux

Dr. Ghadah A Al Ismail, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3015 N. Ballas Road; First Floor
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ghadah Al Ismail practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Al Ismail include acid reflux (GERD). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at King Faisal University College of Medicine, Dr. Al Ismail performed her residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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All Interests: Anorectal Procedures, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Cancer, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Fitch Meyers, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bryan Meyers works as a general surgeon, oncologist, and chest surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Meyers is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyers honors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
2355 Dougherty Ferry Road; Suite 408
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Darrell Pitt works as a general surgeon in Bridgeton, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Before completing his residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital, Dr. Pitt attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Acid Reflux

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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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