Role of the primary care provider in the diagnosis and management of heartburn

  title={Role of the primary care provider in the diagnosis and management of heartburn},
  author={Pamela R. Kushner},
  journal={Current Medical Research and Opinion},
  pages={759 - 765}
  • P. Kushner
  • Published 15 March 2010
  • Medicine
  • Current Medical Research and Opinion
Abstract Background: Heartburn affects an estimated 42% of the US population. Often, patients are able to recognize symptoms and self-treat heartburn; however, patients with more persistent and/or troublesome symptoms should be evaluated by a physician or other healthcare provider. Scope: This review focuses on the role of the primary care provider in the diagnosis and treatment of heartburn. Methods: A search was conducted on PubMed (to November 2009) and articles relevant to the management of… 

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