We found 5 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Naperville, IL.

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Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hoscheit's 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Hoscheit's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He 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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Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Losavio's areas of expertise include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Losavio is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Kashyap N Katwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 202
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kashyap Katwala's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katwala include crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katwala obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Rajeev Nagpal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
600 S. Washington; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rajeev Nagpal specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. In his practice, Dr. Nagpal focuses on crohn's disease and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Nagpal is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nagpal is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Nagpal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Nagpal's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Antonio Paolo Carlino, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
550 E. Boughton Road; Suite 265
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Antonio Carlino specializes in family medicine and practices in Bolingbrook, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, abuse, and cancer screening. Dr. Carlino is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carlino honors. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Carlino performed his residency at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Carlino (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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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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