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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. His areas of expertise include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weissman takes. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Weissman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Weissman is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khoury is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is 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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, he performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Ahamed's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. He is 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. Dr. Richheimer's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. After attending St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Richheimer completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Silverman include ear surgery, bronchoscopy, and thyroid surgery. Patients gave Dr. Silverman an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Silverman is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterson include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. 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 is a pediatrician in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Drukman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian. Dr. Drukman is especially interested in obesity, autism, and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Drukman's education and training includes medical school at Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. These areas are among her clinical interests: platelet disorders, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Awikeh honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. She studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Awikeh is conversant in 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.