We found 4 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept HealthSmart PPO near Carrollton, TX.

Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
6750 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 257
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fort Worth, TX, Irving, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Green's clinical interests include gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green takes. Before completing his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Dr. Green attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Green has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Adnan Nadir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Adnan Nadir practices adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nadir include hepatitis C, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Nadir attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Nadir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Russel Maust, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Joel Maust is a family practice physician. Dr. Maust's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maust include atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maust is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Dr. Maust attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school.

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Dr. Anis A Ansari, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1948 E Hebron Parkway; Suite 110, Building 100
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Anis Ansari practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) in Carrollton, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, cancer screening, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ansari is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College and a graduate of Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland's residency program. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ansari's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Screening, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, ... (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.