We found 25 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Catherine Jane Hunter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue #63; Division of Pediatric Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Hunter practices pediatric general surgery in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Her areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Hunter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Hunter's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Abdominal Problems, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rashmi Dilip Kabre, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery
1653 W Harrison Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rashmi Kabre's medical specialty is thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include surgical procedures. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Kabre honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kabre is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, Neonatal Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Hirschsprung ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Michael Bass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lee Bass is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Bass focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. His professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Gunasekaran is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gunasekaran has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Alexander P Nagle, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alex Nagle is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Nagle's clinical interests include achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Nagle performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. John E Pandolfino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Pandolfino is an adult gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise consist of swallowing problems (dysphagia), endoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Pandolfino is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pandolfino completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. Maria Triantafyllopoulou Greene, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hepatology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maria Greene sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric hepatology (liver disease). She has a special interest in pancreas problems, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Greene performed her residency at Monmouth Medical Center. She is conversant in Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Greene's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Swallowing Problems, Celiac Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1901 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Kagalwalla takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Kagalwalla attended Grant Medical College for medical school. Dr. Kagalwalla is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Brandon Nealis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Nealis, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Nealis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Nealis performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Obesity, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael D Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2250; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Williams is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Williams's clinical interests include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Williams's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Perry L Kamel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
737 North Michigan Avenue; Suite 620
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Perry Kamel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Kamel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamel is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter J Kahrilas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Peter Kahrilas is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: barrett's esophagus, hiatal hernia, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kahrilas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Kahrilas attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Kahrilas has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Dustin A Carlson, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Dustin Carlson is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Carlson's areas of expertise consist of swallowing problems (dysphagia), endoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, Dr. Carlson completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. Joseph J Karacic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2250; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Karacic is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Karacic include diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Karacic is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Karacic is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Karacic's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ikuo Hirano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ikuo Hirano sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Hirano takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hirano has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Greg S Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 1525
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Greg Cohen works as a gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Cohen is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Cohen's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (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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