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We found 8 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Southlake, TX.

Dr. Mhammad Gaith Said Semrin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
470 E. State Hwy 114
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. M. Semrin practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Semrin's areas of expertise include female incontinence, crohn's disease, and acute pancreatitis. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Semrin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Mom-Approved Doctor DFW Child Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Rinarani Monish Sanghavi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
470 E. State Hwy 114
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Rinarani Sanghavi practices pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanghavi include acute pancreatitis, short bowel syndrome, and failure to thrive. Dr. Sanghavi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Sanghavi's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: Mom Approved Doctor DFW/North Texas Child Magazine; Takeda travel Grant; and Award to further knowledge in motility. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Viral Hepatitis, Malabsorption, Feeding Disorders, Liver Transplant, Acute Pancreatitis, Short ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Green practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. In addition to English, Dr. Green speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Green is open to new patients.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Southlake, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Evans completed a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. Areas of expertise for Dr. Evans include heartburn and acid reflux (GERD). She honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Evans has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of McKinney, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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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. Dr. Asim's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pancreas problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. 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's medical specialty is plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He has an open panel.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, prostate problems, and menopause. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Phoenix Baptist Hospital, Dr. Lasater attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Dale Brancel is a general surgeon in Hurst, TX and Trophy Club, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brancel include venous disease, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Hills Hospital and Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. His residency was performed at Grandview Medical Center.

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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.