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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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. Dr. Lange is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Lange graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. 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.. Dr. Lange is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diagnostic Evaluation, Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal ... (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. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Sandoval takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, he speaks 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 practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, hepatitis C, and colon biopsy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Magee at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Magee attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 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: Diagnostic Evaluation, Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Irritable ... (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 sees patients in Garland, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Sunnyvale, TX. His medical specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Cottrell completed his residency training at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. Clinical interests for Dr. Cottrell include obesity, stomach surgery, and appendectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Cottrell average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Cottrell is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cottrell is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Burns, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Stomach Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Hyatt is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hyatt include indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diarrhea, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and acid reflux (GERD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bogus honors. He graduated from Meharry Medical College and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Dr. Bogus is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Vengalil include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Vengalil is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Government Medical College, Kottayam. Dr. Vengalil is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Hearing Evaluation, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anthony Nguyen's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Garland, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include depression, atrial fibrillation, and hearing evaluation. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Hashim Majeed specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Garland, TX. Dr. Majeed's clinical interests include depression, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Majeed is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Holder specializes in family medicine and practices in Garland, TX. Her areas of expertise include cancer screening, depression, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Holder is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Holder 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.