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

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

Dr. Eshwar Punjabi is an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Punjabi include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Punjabi attended medical school at the University of Mumbai.

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

Dr. Michael Kirsch is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Kirsch attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His areas of expertise include heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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

Dr. Franjo Vladic is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. Dr. Vladic honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Vladic is affiliated with 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's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Turc-Convery's clinical interests: menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery's professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Turc-Convery graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. Dr. Turc-Convery's training includes a residency program at Huron Hospital.

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

Dr. Andrew Brobbey specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Euclid, OH and Willoughby, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brobbey honors. He studied medicine at the University of Ghana Medical School. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health.

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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.