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

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 works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and intensive care specialist. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Cox attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cox's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Eric Chiou is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Chiou is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Terry Scarborough's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Scarborough average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scarborough graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Scarborough completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scarborough has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks 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. Melvin Kin-Wan Lau, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2125 Peckham Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melvin Lau works as a gastroenterologist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Lau performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin. He 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. Sherman Cheung Yu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sherman Yu's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. Dr. Yu is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Yu attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Patient reviews placed Dr. Yu at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Hani Zamil sees patients in Houston, TX and Webster, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Zamil takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Jordan University Hospital, Dr. Zamil attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems

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

Dr. Jorge Leiva practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Leiva's clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leiva obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Brian Kaplan works as an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaplan include ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaplan is accepting 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 is a gastroenterologist and internist in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kaylani accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kaylani is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Shroff's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: eosinophilic esophagitis, acid reflux (GERD), and feeding disorders. Dr. Raj graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. She honors 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 works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Banki include heart surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Banki is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is a graduate of the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Banki's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Banki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Alexander completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Alexander include laryngology. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Alexander 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's area of specialization is general surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Mehta's medical residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy 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 an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Reddy is conversant in Telugu. He has a special interest in peptic ulcer, colon cancer, and endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Reddy graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and Osmania Medical College and then he performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy accepts.

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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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