We found 13 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Cigna near Willoughby, OH.

Dr. Eshwar B Punjabi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
34940 Ridge Road; Suite B
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Eshwar Punjabi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Punjabi studied medicine at the University of Mumbai. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Punjabi accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 490; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Don Brinberg's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Brinberg is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Brinberg's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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
34940 Ridge Road; Suite B
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Michael Kirsch is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirsch include heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Kirsch attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kirsch accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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
34940 Ridge Road; Suite B
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Franjo Vladic is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vladic include male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. Dr. Vladic is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He honors 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. Michael D Gaugler, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Michael Gaugler's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gaugler's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Gaugler 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. Marinela L Turc Convery, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B11
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery works as an internist. Dr. Turc-Convery's areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Turc-Convery is a graduate of Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and a graduate of Huron Hospital's residency program. Dr. Turc-Convery's professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. E. Bold is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Patients rated Dr. Bold highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Bold trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. 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
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Kenneth Vito specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vito include disorders of calcium metabolism, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Dr. Vito is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Vito has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Varinder Singh Dhillon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2747 Som Center Road; Suite D
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Varinder Dhillon is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Dhillon honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Amritsar. He trained at Huron Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in General Surgery
5105 Som Center Road; Suite107
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Patrick Huck is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Willoughby, OH. He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Huck's areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, nerve block, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Heartburn, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Wounds, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Kwabena Brobbey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B14
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Andrew Brobbey works as an internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. Dr. Brobbey is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Ghana Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36855 Ridge Road
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Harrhajan Parmar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parmar include sinusitis (sinus infection), migraine, and sexual health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. After completing medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, he performed his residency at Huron Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in General Surgery
5105 Som Center Road; #107
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Eveline Klenotic is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Klenotic's clinical interests include colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and gallbladder problems. She is affiliated with Lake Health. She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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