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

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Dr. Don E Brinberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 490; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Don Brinberg is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Brinberg's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Brinberg has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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 works as a gastroenterologist in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Vladic attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Vladic include male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. Dr. Vladic is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Michael Kirsch, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
34940 Ridge Road; Suite B
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Michael Kirsch works as an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Kirsch performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Eshwar Punjabi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Punjabi include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Punjabi accepts. Before completing his residency at The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Punjabi attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Marinela L Turc Convery, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B11
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery practices general internal medicine in Willoughby, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Turc-Convery include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery is affiliated with Euclid Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery attended medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. Dr. Turc-Convery's medical residency was performed at Huron Hospital. Dr. Turc-Convery accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Andrew Brobbey's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brobbey include male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and Lake Health. He is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Brobbey completed a residency program at Huron Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brobbey takes.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36855 Ridge Road
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Harrhajan Parmar's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Parmar's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), migraine, and sexual health issues. He is affiliated with Euclid Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, and Lake Health. He honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parmar's education and training includes medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and residency at Huron Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. E Luke Luke Bold, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. E. Bold is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Bold include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Bold's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bold is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Varinder Dhillon specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dhillon include diabetes, thyroid problems, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dhillon accepts. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Amritsar, he performed his residency at Huron Hospital. Dr. Dhillon is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Kenneth J Vito, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Kenneth Vito specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Vito include disorders of calcium metabolism, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Vito has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Michael D Gaugler, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Michael Gaugler specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. These areas are among Dr. Gaugler's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gaugler studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patrick Huck, who practices in Willoughby, OH, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, intensive care, and nerve block. He takes Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huck graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Huck is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Heartburn, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eveline Klenotic is a specialist in general surgery. She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Klenotic include colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and gallbladder problems. Dr. Klenotic is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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