We found 15 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Gold HMO near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His clinical interests include indigestion, ulcers, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Joseph F Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Staffetti highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, and barrett's esophagus. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Staffetti attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Staffetti (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Italian. Dr. Staffetti's professional affiliations include 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, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5425 Water Street
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Maxwell Rent's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and pancreatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. Dr. Rent accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In addition to English, Dr. Rent (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Dilip V Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Ghanekar takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sreenivasa Prasad Vangara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5515 Gulf Drive; Suite B
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sreenivas Vangara's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Vangara (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His clinical interests include crohn's disease, capsule endoscopy, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity). He attended Guntur Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Vangara is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Satish Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Satish Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. His professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur and performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa sees patients in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chowdappa include depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chowdappa honors. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Chowdappa trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his 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)

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

Dr. Tarak Choksi's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. Dr. Choksi's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks Russian, Ukrainian, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. John Dean Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8133 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. John Ibrahim is a family practice physician in New Port Richey, FL. He attended medical school at Medical University of the Americas. Dr. Ibrahim's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman care, thyroid problems, and depression. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ibrahim is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ibrahim's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Ehab Mounir Michael, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Michael average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michael's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Michael 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. He obtained his medical school training at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Angelo Michael Cappiello, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4915 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Cappiello practices general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and depression. Dr. Cappiello takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of the Northeast School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Cappiello (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Cappiello is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Jordan T Young Pa, BS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9332 State Road 54; #202
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Young is an internist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include alcohol abuse, depression, and heart problems. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity. He is a graduate of Medical University of the Americas and Ibero-American University (UNIBE). His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Dr. Young accepts 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)

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Dr. Rose Marie Langer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1806 Short Branch Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Rose Langer's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and adolescent issues. Dr. Langer's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, she performed her residency at United Family Medicine Program.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Primary Care, Contraception, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Allen Wert, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4648 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Wert's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wert include trigger point injections, holter monitoring, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Wert accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at VA Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Wert (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Jeffrey M Davis, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
4642 Darlington Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Davis sees patients in Holiday, FL. His medical specialty is adolescent medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Davis include alcohol abuse, depression, and heart problems. Dr. Davis is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Monmouth Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis is an in-network provider for 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: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (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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