We found 6 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Aetna HMO near Geneva, IL.

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Arvin K Bhatia, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Arvin Bhatia specializes in general practice and adult gastroenterology and practices in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatia include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Bhatia attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatia accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Donald Hoscheit MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Hoscheit attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hoscheit is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Faisal Qayyum Khan, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
302 Randall Road; Suite 303
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Faisal Khan's specialties are general practice and adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and pancreas problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Khan studied medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Hemal K Patel, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 303
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Patel is a physician who specializes in general practice and adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College and residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is especially interested in hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Heliodoro Medina, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.18 stars (4 ratings)
302 Randall Road; Suite 303
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Heliodoro Medina specializes in general practice and adult gastroenterology and practices in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Medina include ulcers, celiac disease, and stomach cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Medina is 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medina accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Medina's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Sharif Zubair, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.38 stars (15 ratings)
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Sharif Zubair's specialties are general practice and adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zubair include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Zubair's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Zubair is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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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