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We found 8 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Health Plus HMO near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Sam Weissman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
202 Foster Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sam Weissman is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Weissman has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Weissman include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Weissman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Weissman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
336; 78 Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Nidal Khoury, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khoury's areas of expertise include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Khoury is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Rectal Problems, Hiatal Hernia, Parasitic Infection, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Greene Avenue; Suite 2f
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jahid Ahamed's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Ahamed takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. His education and training includes medical school at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1029 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Richheimer's specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Richheimer include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Richheimer takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Influenza, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Skin Issues, Sinusitis, Allergy ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
185 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Joshua Silverman is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Silverman include ear surgery, bronchoscopy, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Silverman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Acid Reflux, Parathyroid Surgery, Ear Surgery, Tonsil Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Stephen Joseph Peterson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
506 Sixth Street; Suite 3rd Floor, Nym - East Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Peterson specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and a graduate of Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterson include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Peterson is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Mitral Valve Prolapse, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
5923 16th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Liliya Drukman specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, autism, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Drukman is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Drukman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Autism

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
326 79th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Maha Awikeh practices general internal medicine in Brooklyn, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Awikeh include platelet disorders, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Awikeh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. Before completing her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Awikeh attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Awikeh's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Bone ... (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.