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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. In addition to English, Dr. Lange speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lange include colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Lange attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lange takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruben Sandoval is an adult gastroenterologist in Sunnyvale, TX and Dallas, TX. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Sandoval completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sandoval include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Dr. Sandoval is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A..

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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 gastroenterology specialist in Irving, TX and Grand Prairie, TX. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, indigestion, and barrett's esophagus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vallera accepts. Dr. Vallera studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Vallera trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. 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)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

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

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Enteroscopy, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Nutrition ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Juan Martinez is a gastroenterologist in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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)

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

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

Dr. Rikin Patel's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic 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.
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