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We found 8 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept HealthLink Open Access near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. John Christopher Eagon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Bariatric Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
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. Jean Sandy Wang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Women's Health
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jean Wang specializes in adult gastroenterology and women's health and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Wang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She 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: Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Chandra Prakash Gyawali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
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
4921 Parkview Place
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. Michael Magdi Awad, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Awad is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. Dr. Awad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

Dr. Varun Puri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Varun Puri's specialties are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Puri's areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary E Klingensmith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mary Klingensmith is a specialist in general surgery. She works in Saint Louis, MO. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Klingensmith's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and gastrointestinal surgery. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Klingensmith has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Fitch Meyers, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
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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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.