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We found 16 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 is an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Punjabi include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Punjabi attended medical school at the University of Mumbai.

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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 a gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Brinberg average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Brinberg's clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brinberg takes. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Brinberg attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brinberg 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: 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 is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Kirsch attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His areas of expertise include heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. Dr. Vladic honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Vladic is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal ... (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. Lisa Hanna is a general internist in Cleveland, OH and Mentor, OH. Her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Patient ratings for Dr. Hanna average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Hanna has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Hanna 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ho's areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes, and heartburn. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ho graduated from the University of Medicine 1, Yangon. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Heartburn, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Dermatitis, Ankle Problems, Dementia, ... (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 works as an internist. She graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Sumego include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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)

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

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Turc-Convery's clinical interests: menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery's professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Turc-Convery graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. Dr. Turc-Convery's training includes a residency program at Huron Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. E. Bold's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bold has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Bold include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Bold accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Michael Gaugler is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Gaugler's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaugler has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Vito completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Vito average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vito accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. His professional 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 210-b
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Varinder Dhillon's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Dhillon's education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Amritsar and residency at Huron Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ferron include colectomy (colon resection), colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He 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: 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 sees patients in Mentor, OH. His medical specialties are family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowersox include menopause, thyroid problems, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. Dr. Bowersox studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowersox takes.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36100 Euclid Avenue; Suite 350
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Harrhajan Parmar's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parmar include sinusitis (sinus infection), migraine, and sexual health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. He obtained his medical school training at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and performed his residency at Huron Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Headache, Sleep Disorders, Heartburn, Neck Pain, Sexual Health Issues, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Jennings' medical specialty is general pediatrics. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Jennings include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and newborn care. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jennings is professionally 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.