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We found 10 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Plano, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8080 Independence Parkway; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gabriel Rendon's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rendon's areas of expertise include colon cancer, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Rendon is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Rendon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Problems, Gallstones, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Dr. John Robert Hyatt Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. John Hyatt sees patients in Garland, TX and Plano, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Hyatt's clinical interests: indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hyatt takes. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8080 Independence Parkway; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Tanya Evans is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass heartburn and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of McKinney, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Evans attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Evans is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Acid Reflux

Dr. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion 1, Suite 830
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Her clinical interests include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kennedy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rassa Shahidzadeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Rassa Shahidzadeh is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. Dr. Shahidzadeh takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Shahidzadeh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Shahidzadeh is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Shibu Geevarghese Oommen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Shibu Oommen sees patients in Plano, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oommen include indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. Dr. Oommen's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Oommen is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is conversant in Malayalam. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas G Van Dinter Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Van Dinter practices adult gastroenterology in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and hepatitis C. Dr. Van Dinter is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Marie Papaila Hawes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Papaila practices general surgery in Plano, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Papaila speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include groin hernia, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and gallbladder problems. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She accepts 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: Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3801 W 15th Street; Suite 150b
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Smith is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for his residency. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Las Colinas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 335
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Alan London specializes in general surgery and practices in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. These areas are among Dr. London's clinical interests: amputation, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. London's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (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.