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We found 10 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Garland, TX.

Dr. Kurt Charles Lange, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9330 Poppy Drive; Suite 501
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kurt Lange is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lange is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Lange attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruben Ernesto Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9330 Poppy Drive; Suite 501
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruben Sandoval's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sandoval include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Dr. Sandoval's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sandoval attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colectomy, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Jude Magee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9330 Poppy Drive; Suite 501
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Magee's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon polypectomy, hepatitis C, and colon biopsy. Dr. Magee has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Magee completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher James Cottrell, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; #311
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Cottrell, who practices in Garland, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Sunnyvale, TX, is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cottrell's clinical interests include obesity, stomach surgery, and appendectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cottrell at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. John Robert Hyatt Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. John Hyatt specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Hyatt's areas of expertise include the following: indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Houston Bogus Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Houston Bogus is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bogus include diarrhea, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Bogus is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He obtained his medical school training at Meharry Medical College and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Diarrhea

Dr. Marina Tomy Vengalil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
601 Clara Barton Boulevard; Plaza Iii, 2nd Floor Suite 200
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Marina Vengalil's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among her clinical interests: atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Vengalil attended medical school at Government Medical College, Kottayam. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Hashim Abdul Majeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Hashim Majeed's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Majeed include depression, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Majeed accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Kiem Nguyen, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Nguyen is a Garland, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: depression, atrial fibrillation, and hearing evaluation. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Holder works as a family medicine physician. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, depression, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Holder is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Bronchitis, Contraception, Joint Pain, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, ... (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.