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 is a general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Eagon include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Eagon takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Eagon completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Eagon's professional 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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and women's health. Dr. Wang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she 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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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gyawali's education and training includes medical school at Calicut Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is conversant in Nepali. His hospital/clinic 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
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ghadah Al Ismail, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at King Faisal University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. Dr. Al Ismail has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). She takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Michael Magdi Awad, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Awad is a medical specialist in general surgery. Before performing his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Awad attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Awad is especially interested in esophageal cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Hiatal Hernia, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder ... (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 practices general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Puri include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Puri trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for his residency. Dr. Puri (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with 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 general surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Klingensmith's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and gastrointestinal surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Klingensmith attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 practices general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Meyers include esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyers takes. His professional 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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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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