We found 7 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's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Weissman is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weissman include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Weissman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Weissman (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 works as a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. Dr. Khoury is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ahamed's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. After completing medical school at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, he performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) is conversant in 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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy testing, and eczema. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richheimer accepts. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include 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 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 practices general internal medicine in Brooklyn, NY. After completing medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine, Dr. Peterson performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterson include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peterson accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Peterson 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)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
5923 16th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Liliya Drukman specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Drukman include obesity, autism, and acid reflux (GERD). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Drukman attended medical school at Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute. Dr. Drukman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include platelet disorders, thyroid problems, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 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.
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