We found 7 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Health Plus HMO near Brooklyn, NY.

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Dr. Sam Weissman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
202 Foster Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sam Weissman practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in Brooklyn, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. Dr. Weissman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Weissman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Greene Avenue; Suite 2f
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jahid Ahamed specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, hepatitis, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ahamed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His medical residency was performed at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Ahamed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Persian. Dr. Ahamed is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
336; 78 Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Nidal Khoury's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Khoury include ulcers, anemia, and hepatitis. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Rectal Problems, Hiatal Hernia, Parasitic Infection, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1029 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Richheimer specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology and practices in Brooklyn, NY, Bay Shore, NY, and Northport, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy testing, and eczema. Dr. Richheimer is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Richheimer's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Influenza, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Skin Biopsy, Skin Issues, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Joseph Peterson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
506 Sixth Street; Nymh Department of Medicine
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Peterson's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Peterson include mitral valve prolapse, anemia, and atrial fibrillation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Mitral Valve Prolapse, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
5923 16th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Liliya Drukman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is especially interested in obesity, autism, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Drukman is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Drukman attended Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Autism

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
326 79th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Maha Awikeh sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Awikeh speaks Arabic. These areas are among her clinical interests: platelet disorders, thyroid problems, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Awikeh obtained her medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Awikeh honors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Bone ... (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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