We found 14 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.92 stars (151 ratings)
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include indigestion, ulcers, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Staffetti MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.82 stars (23 ratings)
10820 State Road; 54 Suite 201
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti is an adult gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL, Hudson, FL, and Trinity, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Staffetti takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Staffetti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Italian. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Maxwell Rent M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5425 Water Street
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Maxwell Rent is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and pancreatitis. Dr. Rent is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Rent (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver ... (Read more)

Mr. Sreenivas P. Vangara MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.58 stars (15 ratings)
5515 Gulf Drive; Suite B
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sreenivas Vangara practices adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Vangara is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in crohn's disease, capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Guntur Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science for residency. Dr. Vangara has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Vangara (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dilip V. Ghanekar MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road; 54 Suite 201
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar sees patients in New Port Richey, FL, Hudson, FL, and Trinity, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity). For his residency, Dr. Ghanekar trained at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Satish Patel M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 2.97 stars (10 ratings)
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Satish Patel sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur and residency at Interfaith Medical Center. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Patients gave Dr. Patel an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

Jayadeva Chowdappa MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
3535 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His clinical interests include depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Chowdappa is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chowdappa attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Audiometry Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Tarak Choksi MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Health Care Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi is an internist and geriatrician in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choksi include heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choksi honors. He attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Dean Ibrahim M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 3.43 stars (15 ratings)
8133 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. John Ibrahim is a family practice physician in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Ibrahim is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), thyroid problems, and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. He is a graduate of Medical University of the Americas. Dr. Ibrahim trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ibrahim accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Influenza, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angelo Michael Cappiello MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 3.33 stars (3 ratings)
4915 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Cappiello's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cappiello is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cappiello include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. He is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Cappiello honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of the Northeast School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Cappiello (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Spirometry, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ehab Michael M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 3.34 stars (8 ratings)
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from Tanta University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Michael's medical residency was performed at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Michael include diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Michael's professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Injuries, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordan Young B.SC., PA, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 1.25 stars (3 ratings)
9332 State Road 54; #202
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Young's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He attended Medical University of the Americas and Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and heart problems. Dr. Young has received a 1.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Young speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Jeffrey M. Davis M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
average rating 4.16 stars (6 ratings)
4642 Darlington Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Davis is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davis include alcohol abuse, depression, and heart problems. He is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Davis honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Douglas Allen Wert MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 1.87 stars (4 ratings)
4648 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Wert sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Wert (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, holter monitoring, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Wert attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at VA Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Wert average 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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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