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We found 15 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 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's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cox trained 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 takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cox has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His 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. Melvin Kin-Wan Lau, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2125 Peckham Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melvin Lau is a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX, Taylor, TX, and Round Rock, TX. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College 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 takes. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is 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. Eric Howard Chiou, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Chiou's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease); he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Chiou is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He 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. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Hani Zamil specializes in adult gastroenterology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zamil takes. Before performing his residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Jordan University Hospital, Dr. Zamil attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school. 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. Terry Kent Scarborough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Scarborough is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Scarborough's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scarborough has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jorge Leiva is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Leiva attended Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Leiva's areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leiva is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yu is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Yu has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. 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, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Gastric ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Kaplan specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Kaplan is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Kaplan graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Zayd Kaylani's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He 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. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Shroff's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. 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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She attended medical school at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. Dr. Raj has indicated that her clinical interests include eosinophilic esophagitis, acid reflux (GERD), and feeding disorders. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. She practices in Houston, TX. In her practice, Dr. Banki focuses on heart surgery. 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 attended medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Banki trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Banki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Scleroderma, Heart Surgery, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ronda Alexander is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has indicated that her clinical interests include laryngology. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Alexander 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's specialty is general surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Mehta's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Surgery, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Bariatric Revision ... (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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Reddy is conversant in Telugu. He is especially interested in peptic ulcer, colon cancer, and endoscopy. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Reddy attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete 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.