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We found 15 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Mentor, OH.

Dr. Eshwar B Punjabi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 204
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Eshwar Punjabi specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Punjabi attended medical school at the University of Mumbai. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Areas of expertise for Dr. Punjabi include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Don E Brinberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 105
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Don Brinberg works as an adult gastroenterologist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Brinberg's clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brinberg is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Kirsch, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 204
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Michael Kirsch's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kirsch trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise include heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirsch accepts. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Franjo Vladic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 204
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Franjo Vladic specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Vladic is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Vladic is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Grace Hanna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7060 Wayside Drive, Mentor Medical Office Building; Mail Code Mtr-1-102
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Lisa Hanna's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She trained at Nationwide Children's Hospital for her residency. Dr. Hanna's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Hanna has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Alcohol Abuse, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Winston Ho, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
38429 Lakeshore Boulevard
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Winston Ho is a Willoughby, OH physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Ho's clinical interests include back pain, diabetes, and heartburn. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. He attended medical school at the University of Medicine 1, Yangon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ho is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Heartburn, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Dermatitis, Ankle Problems, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marinela L Turc Convery, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B11
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Turc-Convery's clinical interests: menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and then Dr. Turc-Convery performed Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital. Dr. Turc-Convery is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. E Luke Luke Bold, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. E. Bold is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. These areas are among Dr. Bold's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bold's professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Heartburn, Sinus Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7060 Wayside Drive, Mentor Medical Office Building; Mail Code Mtr-1-102
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Marianne Sumego is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sumego include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sumego is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Sumego 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)

Dr. Michael D Gaugler, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Michael Gaugler's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Gaugler's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Surgery, Acid Reflux, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth J Vito, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Kenneth Vito works as an otolaryngologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Vito is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vito honors. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Vito trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Varinder Singh Dhillon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 210b
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Varinder Dhillon's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Dhillon is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Government Medical College, Amritsar and then went on to complete his residency at Huron Hospital. Dr. Dhillon is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. John P Ferron, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 300
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. John Ferron is a general surgeon in Mentor, OH. His areas of expertise include colectomy (colon resection), colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ferron is professionally affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Ferron attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Colectomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping, Biopsy, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 360
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Harold Bowersox is a family practice physician and alternative medicine practitioner. Dr. Bowersox is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowersox include menopause, thyroid problems, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowersox accepts. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Down Syndrome, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew S Jennings, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9485 Mentor Avenue; #101
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Matthew Jennings' area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Jennings's areas of expertise include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and newborn care. Patient ratings for Dr. Jennings average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Jennings is affiliated with Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sports Health, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Immunization, Allergies, Preventive Care, Weight ... (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.