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
6750 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 257
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Green's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Green's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Dr. Green attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adnan Nadir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4221 Medical Parkway; Building 100, Suite 150
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Adnan Nadir is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Carrollton, TX. Dr. Nadir (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Nadir's clinical interests: hepatitis C, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Patients gave Dr. Nadir an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nadir's office for an appointment.

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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 practices family medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maust takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Maust completed a residency program at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. Dr. Maust's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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). Clinical interests for Dr. Ansari include menopause, cancer screening, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Ansari accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. He trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He welcomes new patients.

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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.
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