We found 5 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Secure Horizons near Willoughby, OH.

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

Dr. Franjo Vladic sees patients in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. Dr. Vladic is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Vladic trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Kirsch is an adult gastroenterologist in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirsch include heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Kirsch completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Eshwar Punjabi's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Punjabi honors. After attending the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College for medical school, Dr. Punjabi completed his residency training at The University Hospital, Newark. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center.

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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 clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital (Mayfield Heights, OH), Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital, Dr. Turc-Convery attended medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara.

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Dr. Andrew Kwabena Brobbey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B16
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Andrew Brobbey is an internist. His clinical interests include male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. Dr. Brobbey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and Lake Health. He graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School. Dr. Brobbey trained at Huron Hospital for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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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