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We found 6 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Southlake, TX.

Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Green performed his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. His clinical interests include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. The average patient rating for Dr. Green is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Green's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Morbid Obesity, Surgical ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
505 S Nolen Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Tanya Evans is an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Evans's clinical interests: heartburn and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of McKinney, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Evans accepts. Dr. Evans obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Acid Reflux

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2850 East Hwy 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Asim is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pancreas problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Asim attended Dow Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Asim (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesse Ellis Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
75 Main Street; Suite 150
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Bone Cancer, Cosmetic Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Loren S Lasater, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Loren Lasater's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Lasater's areas of expertise include warts, prostate problems, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Phoenix Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dale Howard Brancel, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2850 East Hwy 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Dale Brancel is a general surgeon. His areas of expertise include venous disease, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brancel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Brancel studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brancel completed a residency program at Grandview Medical Center. His professional affiliations include North Hills Hospital and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Acid Reflux, Venous Disease

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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.