We found 3 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept HealthSmart PPO near Carrollton, TX.

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

Dr. Michael Green is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX, Irving, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Green has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic splenectomy, gastric (stomach) ulcer, and morbid obesity. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Green is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, HealthTexas Provider Network, and Texas Health Dallas. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Carrollton, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Nadir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis C, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Dr. Nadir's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Texas Health Flower Mound. Dr. Nadir attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Joel Maust is a family medicine practitioner. These areas are among Dr. Maust's clinical interests: wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. Dr. Maust's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Diabetes Screening, 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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