We found 5 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Vernon Hills, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Monica Borkar's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Borkar speaks French. Her clinical interests encompass colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Borkar graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Rashmi Dilip Kabre, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 110
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Rashmi Kabre is a specialist in thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her areas of expertise 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 attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kabre is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. David Labowitz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Labowitz attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Labowitz trained at Beth Israel Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Labowitz is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
830 W. End Court; Suite 500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Vincent Biank's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He has a special interest in abdominal pain and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Biank honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux

Dr. Frank G Martini, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Frank Martini's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Clinical interests for Dr. Martini include inflammatory bowel disease, hydrogen breath test, and capsule endoscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Martini is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martini attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Martini trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Martini is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hydrogen Breath Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Capsule ... (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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