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

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

Dr. Ruben Sandoval's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Dr. Sandoval is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Kurt Lange specializes in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. Dr. Lange is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Lange performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lange's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Neville Fernandes is an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fernandes include diarrhea, indigestion, and barrett's esophagus. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Raymond Vallera specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Irving, TX and Grand Prairie, TX. These areas are among Dr. Vallera's clinical interests: diarrhea, indigestion, and barrett's esophagus. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Vallera accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Juan Martinez's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Martinez include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. He honors 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Martinez's professional affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Bowel Resection, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

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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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