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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Green is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Green include gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Green's training includes a residency program at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He has an open panel.

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Carrollton, TX. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Nadir's clinical interests include hepatitis C, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Nadir accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nadir (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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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 in Carrollton, TX and North Richland Hills, TX. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Maust takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Maust's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ansari include menopause, cancer screening, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He honors 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. Dr. Ansari trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland for residency. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with 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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