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

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

Dr. Ahmad Ascha works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Ascha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Dr. Ascha is affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ascha takes Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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

Dr. Eshwar Punjabi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Punjabi's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Mumbai and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Punjabi accepts.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Brinberg's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brinberg's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 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: 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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirsch include heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Kirsch graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirsch honors.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Vladic graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. E Luke Luke Bold, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
7580 Auburn Road; Suite 103
Concord, OH
 

Dr. E. Bold's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Bold's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Bold accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic.

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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
7580 Auburn Road; Suite 103
Concord, OH
 

Dr. Michael Gaugler is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Gaugler is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Gaugler 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. Kenneth J Vito, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
7580 Auburn Road, Physicians Pavilion; Suite 103
Concord, OH
 

Dr. Kenneth Vito sees patients in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Dr. Vito is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Vito has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Dhillon's professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Amritsar. His residency was performed at Huron Hospital. Dr. Dhillon is in-network for 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 200
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. John Ferron practices general surgery in Mentor, OH. His clinical interests include colectomy (colon resection), colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Ferron graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferron accepts.

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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 practices family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Bowersox has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and celiac disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowersox accepts. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health.

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

Dr. Karen Grassie is a physician who specializes in general surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. Dr. Grassie is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Fairview Hospital, Dr. Grassie attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. 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 practices general pediatrics. Dr. Jennings is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Lake Health. Dr. Jennings is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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.