We found 6 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Bronze Compass Balanced 6500 near Irving, TX.

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Dr. Kurt Charles Lange, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kurt Lange's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lange speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lange include colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Patient ratings for Dr. Lange average 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Ruben Ernesto Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruben Sandoval is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Dallas, TX and Sunnyvale, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Sandoval speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Sandoval's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Raymond Anthony Vallera, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Vallera is an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vallera include diarrhea, indigestion, and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Vallera takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Neville Francis Fernandes, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Neville Fernandes is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Fernandes's education and training includes medical school at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, indigestion, and barrett's esophagus. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Juan Martinez's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Martinez studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Rikin Patel is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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.