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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Cox performed 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. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cox takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Houston, TX. 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. Chiou attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Chiou has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated Dr. Scarborough highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and acid reflux (GERD). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scarborough attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Melvin Kin-Wan Lau, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2125 Peckham Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melvin Lau is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lau attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lau honors. Dr. Lau is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Hani Zamil is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Jordan University Hospital. Dr. Zamil is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Leiva is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Leiva is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Leiva's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Sherman Yu is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Yu a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. His professional affiliations include 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. Yu attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Brian Howard Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Kaplan's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaplan is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Kaplan's practice, he is particularly interested in ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaplan is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Zayd Kaylani works as an adult gastroenterologist and general internist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Kaylani attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for 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)

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 physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Shroff attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is professionally 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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include eosinophilic esophagitis, acid reflux (GERD), and feeding disorders. Dr. Raj is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Banki include heart surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Banki attended medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Banki completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Banki (or staff) is conversant in 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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Her clinical interests encompass laryngology. She is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Alexander graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Alexander is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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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 surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Mehta accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed 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, who practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. These areas are among his clinical interests: peptic ulcer, colon cancer, and endoscopy. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. 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). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.