We found 7 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Health Plus HMO near Brooklyn, NY.

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

Dr. Sam Weissman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Weissman is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weissman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Jahid Ahamed practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahamed include pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ahamed is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. After completing medical school at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, he performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
336; 78 Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Nidal Khoury sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. Dr. Khoury takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He 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)

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

Dr. Michael Richheimer's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology. Patients rated Dr. Richheimer highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Richheimer include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy testing, and eczema. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Richheimer's education and training includes medical school at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Stephen Joseph Peterson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
506 Sixth Street; Nymh Department of Medicine
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Peterson is a general internist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Peterson's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. He attended Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for residency. 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)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
5923 16th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Liliya Drukman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Drukman's areas of expertise include obesity, autism, and acid reflux (GERD). She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her 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. 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

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

Dr. Maha Awikeh is a general internist in Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among Dr. Awikeh's clinical interests: platelet disorders, thyroid problems, and depression. Her professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Awikeh completed her residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. She speaks Arabic.

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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.
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