We found 11 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept United Healthcare PPO near Elk Grove Village, IL.

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Dr. Lee Michael Bass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
880 W. Central Road; Suite 6400
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lee Bass' area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bass include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. These areas are among Dr. Gunasekaran's clinical interests: heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Before completing his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gunasekaran attended medical school at Madras Medical College. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla practices pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kagalwalla include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kagalwalla honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Grant Medical College, Dr. Kagalwalla performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Joseph Anthony Lagattuta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
303 E Army Trl Road; Suite 203
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Lagattuta is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Bloomingdale, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lagattuta's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, gastroscopy, and celiac disease. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lagattuta honors. Dr. Lagattuta graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Gloria Kane, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kane's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She speaks French. Dr. Kane's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, feeding tube insertion, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Kane studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kane completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Kane has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Utpal Paul Parekh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1845 W Army Trail Road
Addison, IL
 

Dr. Utpal Parekh is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Addison, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, hepatitis, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Parekh honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Parekh's training includes a residency program at Maricopa Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley D Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shapiro's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Rush University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1845 W Army Trail Road
Addison, IL
 

Dr. John Moran is an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Moran include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and gastroscopy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Moran is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of Ball Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Moran is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Biopsy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Colonoscopy, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian J Muska, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska practices adult gastroenterology in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Muska has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muska honors. Dr. Muska has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Asad S Aziz, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Asad Aziz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Aziz's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Midwestern University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Aziz (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Medicine
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 202, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Phillip Cacioppo is a general surgeon and vascular medicine specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, thyroid problems, and stomach problems. Dr. Cacioppo is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Cacioppo is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Issues, Pancreatic Cancer, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid ... (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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