We found 10 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Eric Howard Chiou, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
6701 Fannin Street; Suite 1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Chiou specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Houston, TX. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiou is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chiou completed a residency program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Chiou is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Terry K Scarborough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery in Houston, TX. Dr. Scarborough obtained his medical school training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and acid reflux (GERD). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Scarborough is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Park Plaza Hospital.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Samuel Cox Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 950; Po Box 20708 Msb-5.236
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Cox is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Cox is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colorectal Problems, Hernia, Trauma

Dr. Sherman Cheung Yu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sherman Yu practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Houston, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic colon surgery. Dr. Yu's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Park Plaza Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Yu has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Priya Babu, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
6621 Fannin Street; Tch - Clinical Care Center, Mc: Cc1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Priya Raj's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: eosinophilic esophagitis (eoE), acid reflux (GERD), and feeding disorders. Dr. Raj is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and St. John's Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Feeding Disorders, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Jorge I Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva sees patients in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Leiva has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Leiva takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Warts, Lung Biopsy, Circumcision, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Melvin K Lau, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2125 Peckham Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melvin Lau's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lau attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lau takes. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lau is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Enteroscopy, Biliary Disorders, Upper Endoscopy, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian H Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Kaplan is an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kaplan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kaplan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael A Lugo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rafael Lugo specializes in general surgery and practices in Shenandoah, TX and Houston, TX. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Lugo is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lugo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Laparoscopic Nissen ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1631 North Loop West; Suite 650
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Zayd Kaylani is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. Dr. Kaylani attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Primary Care, Hypertension, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Physical Exams, ... (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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