We found 29 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Chagrin Falls, OH.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3700 Park East Drive; Suite 100
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Brian Kirsh's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirsh include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Patient ratings for Dr. Kirsh average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Kirsh is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Blood Tests, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Sclerotherapy, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Bd10
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. David Lever is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Lever is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Lever is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Tom Abelson's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. His areas of expertise include the following: nasal congestion (stuffy nose), sleep apnea, and snoring. The average patient rating for Dr. Abelson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abelson accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors; Cleveland Magazine; and Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Nosebleeds, Sleep Problems, Septoplasty, Sore Throat, Ear Infection, Strep ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
551 E Washington Street; Mail Code Cf10
Chagrin Falls, OH
 

Dr. Samina Yunus sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Chagrin Falls, OH. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Yunus highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Yunus graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). She trained at Lutheran Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Yunus (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Substance ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Bd10
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Joel Holland is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holland include thoracic outlet syndrome, pulmonary valve disease, and mitral valve prolapse. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Holland trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Congenital Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So10
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Kendalle Cobb practices family medicine. Dr. Cobb attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cobb (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Substance Abuse, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
26900 Cedar Road; Suite 22n
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Laura Lipold is a family practitioner. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lipold's areas of expertise include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She obtained her medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Her distinctions include: Top Doc and Cleveland Magazine. Dr. Lipold is professionally affiliated with South Pointe Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Metabolic Syndrome, Sports Health, Headache, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So30
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Aparna Prakash is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Prakash's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prakash attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Alcohol Abuse, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
25875 Science Park Drive; Mail Code In30
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Matthew Faiman's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Faiman's clinical interests: depression, metabolic syndrome, and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Faiman attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Faiman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Fellowship ACP.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
551 E Washington Street; Mail Code Cf10
Chagrin Falls, OH
 

Dr. Donald Long's specialty is general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. Dr. Long's areas of expertise include the following: depression, metabolic syndrome, and headache. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Long accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of America's Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Kenneth Ira Goodman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Bd10
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Kenneth Goodman's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Goodman's areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and moles. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goodman include: Excellence in Teaching Award, Case Western Reserve University; Outstanding Innovation Award, Cleveland Clinic; and "Top Doc" 2015 Cleveland Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Sports Health, Eczema, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Bd10
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Tod Podl specializes in family medicine and practices in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. Dr. Podl is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. His clinical interests include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Podl average 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Podl takes. Dr. Podl has received professional recognition including the following: Best Docs; Cleveland magazine; and Physician Champion, World Class Service, Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center. Dr. Podl is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Substance ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code A71
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Alan Kominsky is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kominsky's clinical interests include nasal congestion (stuffy nose), sleep apnea, and snoring. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Kominsky is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Nosebleeds, Colon Polyps, Sleep Problems, Sore Throat, Ear Infection, Strep ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Michael Rabovsky works as a family medicine practitioner in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rabovsky's areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rabovsky graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the following distinctions: Town and Country magazine; Top Doctors, Northern Ohio Live; and Top Docs. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So30
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Cathy Cooper practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cooper include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Cooper takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. She has received the distinction of Cleveland Magazine name as one of Cleveland's best internists. Dr. Cooper is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Alcohol Abuse, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So10
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Lisa Desantis' specialty is family medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Desantis's areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before completing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Desantis attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America. Dr. Desantis is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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.