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GERD & Acid Reflux Doctor Near Me

Are you looking for a doctor to help diagnose and treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux? Oak Street Health has primary care physicians and specialists who can assist you in managing your symptoms. With locations across the country, our primary care doctors near you can help treat your chronic GERD and acid reflux.

If you’re having symptoms of acid reflux or heartburn, your primary care doctor can help determine the best course of treatment. If your symptoms are more severe, your doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist, a specialist who treats digestive disorders such as GERD and acid reflux. Your specialist and primary care doctor will be able to work together to help you manage your symptoms.

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What is the difference between GERD & acid reflux?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and acid reflux may cause symptoms such as heartburn, a painful, burning feeling in the middle of your chest, or a taste of stomach acid after eating. Acid reflux is the regurgitation of stomach contents back up through your esophagus and into your throat or mouth. Acid reflux may occur once in a while, often without symptoms. GERD is a more serious and long-term condition in which acid reflux causes recurring symptoms or complications over time.

How can your primary care doctor help you treat GERD & acid reflux?

Your primary care doctor can diagnose acid reflux and GERD by reviewing your symptoms and medical history. There are also specialized tests that help diagnose GERD. If your symptoms suggest you have either condition, your doctor may recommend treatment with medication and/​or lifestyle changes. If the recommended treatments aren’t effective, your doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist who specializes in treating digestive disorders. In some cases, surgery may be recommended if symptoms don’t improve with medication or if you wish to stop taking medicine to manage GERD.

At Oak Street Health, we have experienced primary care doctors near you who are ready to help you manage your health needs, including GERD and acid reflux. We can help you find the right primary care provider who will listen to your concerns and create a personalized treatment plan for you.

Our approach isn’t one-size-fits-all. We spend more time with our patients than other primary care physicians would to ensure you get the care you need.

Our patient relations managers help guide you through the insurance process and ensure you get the most out of your insurance benefits.

Call us with questions for your doctor, to arrange prescription refills or to book your next appointment.

Common questions

  • What hospitals do you work with?

    We work with any area hospitals that accept your insurance.

  • What if I’m not sure I want to change doctors right now?

    You're welcome to visit before you decide if Oak Street Health is right for you. Call (888) 812-1183 to learn more.

  • Who can become an Oak Street Health patient?

    Our doctors specialize caring for anyone with Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans.

  • How do I or a family member become an Oak Street Health patient?

    Call (888) 812-1183 to find a Medicare doctor near you and learn more about becoming a patient at Oak Street Health. You can also stop by your nearest center or fill out a become a patient form, and we'll be in touch.

  • What insurance does Oak Street Health accept?

    We accept all forms of Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans. Call us at (888) 812-1183 to see if we accept your specific insurance.

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