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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Punjabi's clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Punjabi takes. He studied medicine at the University of Mumbai. Dr. Punjabi's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is 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)

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. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Brinberg graduated from Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brinberg accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to 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
34940 Ridge Road; Suite B
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Michael Kirsch, who practices in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kirsch's areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Kirsch attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. 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
34940 Ridge Road; Suite B
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Franjo Vladic's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. Dr. Vladic accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He 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)

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

Dr. Michael Gaugler, who practices in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Gaugler accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of 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.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Turc-Convery's clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Turc-Convery is a graduate of Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. For Dr. Turc-Convery's professional training, Dr. Turc-Convery completed a residency program at Huron Hospital. Dr. Turc-Convery is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health.

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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 is an otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bold include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Bold completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Bold average 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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)

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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Vito performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Vito is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Dhillon's professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Huron Hospital, Dr. Dhillon attended medical school at Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Dhillon accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Andrew Brobbey's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. He is affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. Dr. Brobbey takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School.

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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 Surgery
5105 Som Center Road; Suite107
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Patrick Huck is a general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Huck include intensive care, nerve block, and colon cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Huck studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He is 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)

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. Dr. Parmar is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Before performing his residency at Huron Hospital, Dr. Parmar attended Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College for medical school. He honors 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 specializes in general surgery and practices in Willoughby, OH and Akron, OH. Her areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and gallbladder problems. She is professionally affiliated with Lake Health. Dr. Klenotic studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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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