We found 15 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Gold near Houston, TX.

Dr. Terry Kent Scarborough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Scarborough is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and acid reflux (GERD). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scarborough has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Howard Chiou, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Chiou is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Chiou completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chiou is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Charles Samuel Cox Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 950; Po Box 20708 Msb-5.236
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Cox is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Cox's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cox honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Cox attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colorectal Problems, Hernia, Trauma

Dr. Jorge Ignacio Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leiva include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Leiva completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Leiva is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Leiva is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Lung Biopsy, Circumcision, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Melvin Kin-Wan Lau, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2125 Peckham Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melvin Lau, who practices in Houston, TX and Round Rock, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Lau trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lau is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Enteroscopy, Biliary Disorders, Upper Endoscopy, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Hani Abdallah Zamil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hani Zamil is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Zamil is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Jordan University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems

Dr. Sherman Cheung Yu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sherman Yu works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. Dr. Yu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Yu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Howard Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Kaplan's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kaplan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
1631 North Loop West; Suite 650
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Zayd Kaylani's specialties are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Kaylani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer S Shroff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Shroff is a gastroenterologist. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shroff takes. Dr. Shroff is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Shroff is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Priya Babu, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
6621 Fannin Street; Tch - Clinical Care Center, Mc: Cc1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Priya Raj is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She attended medical school at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raj include eosinophilic esophagitis, acid reflux (GERD), and feeding disorders. Dr. Raj is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Feeding Disorders, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Farzaneh Banki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Farzaneh Banki is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. She works in Houston, TX. She has a special interest in heart surgery. Dr. Banki accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Banki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Banki is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Stenosis, Scleroderma, Acid Reflux, Esophagectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronda E Alexander, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ronda Alexander practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In her practice, she is particularly interested in laryngology. Dr. Alexander accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Acid Reflux, Laryngology, Swallowing Problems

Dr. Sheilendra Suresh Mehta, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 4.294
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheilendra Mehta is a general surgeon in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Mehta obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunil Kumar Chillakuru Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2550
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Reddy is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. His clinical interests include peptic ulcer, colon cancer, and endoscopy. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Reddy speaks Telugu.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Endoscopy, Peptic Ulcer

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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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