We found 13 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Medical Mutual near Painesville, OH.

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

Dr. Eshwar Punjabi specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Punjabi graduated from the University of Mumbai. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Dr. Punjabi is professionally affiliated with 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 380
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Ahmad Ascha is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ascha include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ascha (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Ascha's professional affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, 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 sees patients in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brinberg include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Brinberg a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kirsch's areas of expertise include heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kirsch's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Vladic include male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. He honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is professionally 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)

Dr. Michael D Gaugler, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
7580 Auburn Road; Suite 103
Concord, OH
 

Dr. Michael Gaugler's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gaugler's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Gaugler is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. E Luke Luke Bold, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
7580 Auburn Road; Suite 103
Concord, OH
 

Dr. E. Bold works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Bold's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Bold's medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. His hospital/clinic 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)

Dr. Kenneth J Vito, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
7580 Auburn Road, Physicians Pavilion; Suite 103
Concord, OH
 

Dr. Kenneth Vito's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Dr. Vito accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Vito's 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 specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dhillon include diabetes, thyroid problems, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Dhillon attended Government Medical College, Amritsar for medical school and subsequently trained at Huron Hospital for residency. He is 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)

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

Dr. Harold Bowersox is a Mentor, OH physician who specializes in family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowersox include menopause, thyroid problems, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bowersox graduated from 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. John P Ferron, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 200
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. John Ferron's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ferron include colectomy (colon resection), colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Ferron performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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)

Dr. Karen Renee Grassie, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7580 Auburn Road; Suite 314
Concord, OH
 

Dr. Karen Grassie's medical specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grassie include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. Dr. Grassie's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Grassie graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Fairview Hospital. She is affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Ultrasound, Colitis, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Jennings works as a general pediatrician. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jennings at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and newborn care. He is affiliated with Lake Health. Dr. Jennings honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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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.
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