We found 13 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Cigna near Willoughby, OH.

Don E Brinberg MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.94 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
36100 Euclid Avenue; #490
Willoughby, OH

Dr. Don Brinberg is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Brinberg attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Brinberg is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr Franjo Vladic MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
34940 Ridge Road; Suite B
Willoughby, OH

Dr. Franjo Vladic's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. Dr. Vladic is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems ... (Read more)

Eshwar B Punjabi MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
34940 Ridge Road; Suite B
Willoughby, OH

Dr. Eshwar Punjabi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Punjabi's areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at The University Hospital, Newark. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver D ... (Read more)

Dr Michael Kirsch MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.62 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
34940 Ridge Road; Suite B
Willoughby, OH

Dr. Michael Kirsch specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. Dr. Kirsch is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Heartburn, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems ... (Read more)

Ahmad Ascha MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.32 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
5105 Som Center Road
Willoughby, OH

Dr. Ahmad Ascha's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ascha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ascha honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastroint ... (Read more)

Dr Marinela L Turc MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B11
Willoughby, OH

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Turc-Convery's areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery's hospital/clinic affiliations include Euclid Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Dr. Turc-Convery performed Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Depression, Female Incontinence, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Neck Pain, Chroni ... (Read more)

Andrew Kwabena Brobbey MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B16
Willoughby, OH

Dr. Andrew Brobbey is an internist in Euclid, OH and Willoughby, OH. Dr. Brobbey's areas of expertise include the following: male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and Lake Health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brobbey is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School. He trained at Huron Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis, Irri ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36855 Ridge Road
Willoughby, OH

Dr. Harrhajan Parmar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College. Dr. Parmar completed his residency training at Huron Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), migraine, and sexual health issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Euclid Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Headache, Sleep Disorders, Heartburn, Neck Pain, Sexual Health Issues, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Mr E Luke Bold MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
Average rating 3.9 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH

Dr. E. Bold practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Bold include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Bold's professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bold takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Heartburn, Si ... (Read more)

Varinder S Dhillon MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2747 Som Center Road; Suite D
Willoughby Hills, OH

Dr. Varinder Dhillon practices general internal medicine in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. These areas are among Dr. Dhillon's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dhillon honors. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Amritsar and performed his residency at Huron Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypert ... (Read more)

Mr Kenneth J Vito MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH

Dr. Kenneth Vito is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. Patient reviews placed Dr. Vito at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. He honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Vito trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Obstructive Sleep Apne ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
5105 Som Center Road; #107
Willoughby, OH

Dr. Patrick Huck specializes in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huck include thyroid problems, intensive care, and nerve block. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Huck studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Huck's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Heartburn, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Wounds, L ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
5105 Som Center Road; Suite107
Willoughby, OH

Dr. Eveline Klenotic is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klenotic include colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and gallbladder problems. She is affiliated with Lake Health. Dr. Klenotic takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Colitis, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Co ... (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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