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

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 works as a general surgeon, oncologist, and bariatric surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His areas of expertise include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Eagon a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Timothy Brady is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is especially interested in cancer, colonoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). Patients rated Dr. Brady highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brady is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM St. Clare Health Center, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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 gastroenterology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Gyawali has indicated that his clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Gyawali attended medical school at Calicut Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Nepali. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Al Ismail honors. After attending King Faisal University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Al Ismail completed her residency training 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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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Cancer, Swallowing Problems, Screening ... (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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. Dr. Meyers has a special interest in esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Meyers is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Darrell Pitt is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Pitt's medical residency was performed at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Pitt is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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.