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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Punjabi attended medical school at the University of Mumbai. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Areas of expertise for Dr. Punjabi include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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. Michael Kirsch, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
34940 Ridge Road; Suite B
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Michael Kirsch's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kirsch trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise include heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirsch accepts. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Franjo Vladic specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Vladic is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Vladic is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Marinela L Turc Convery, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B11
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Turc-Convery's clinical interests: menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and then Dr. Turc-Convery performed Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital. Dr. Turc-Convery is an in-network provider for 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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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. Dr. Brobbey's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and pancreatitis. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health. He graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School. He 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (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.