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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 an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Weissman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Weissman include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. Dr. Weissman is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weissman honors. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Weissman completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. 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 is a gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khoury include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Khoury attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ahamed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Ahamed is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology and practices in Brooklyn, NY, Bay Shore, NY, and Long Beach, NY. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Richheimer's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. He studied medicine at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Richheimer completed a residency program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. The average patient rating for Dr. Richheimer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst.

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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, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Silverman is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: ear surgery, bronchoscopy, and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Silverman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Peterson trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for his residency. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Peterson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drukman include obesity, autism, and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Drukman (or staff) speaks 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 works as an internist. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Awikeh include platelet disorders, thyroid problems, and depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Awikeh takes. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with 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.