We found 5 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Secure Horizons near Willoughby, OH.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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