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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Fenton, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brady include cancer, colonoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM St. Clare Health Center, and Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. Dr. Brady attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brady honors. Dr. Brady 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Eagon is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Eagon honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Eagon attended Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Calicut Medical College for medical school, Dr. Gyawali completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He speaks Nepali. Dr. Gyawali's professional affiliations include 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Al Ismail include acid reflux (GERD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Al Ismail honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from King Faisal University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Al Ismail trained at Caritas Carney Hospital.

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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' specialties are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Meyers studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 general surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pitt takes.

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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.