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Old 02-20-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Gastroenterologist or ENT specialist?

I have had post-nasal drip and acid reflux for years and I take 20mg of prilosec per day for it. Acid reflux attacks are becoming more numerous & severe. My PCP has not been very responsive so I want to pursue seeing a specialist. Should I contact an ENT specialist or a gastroenterologist?

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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I would see an ENT since you have the post nasal drip and the reflux. The gastro will help you to determine if you have reflux but know little about the post nasal drip and how that is affecting you. I went to an internist and a gastro before going to the ENT. If I could have done it all over again, I would have gone to the ENT first with the symptoms I have. Good Luck!

 
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I see both. I say it really depends on how good your doc is. Not all docs treat LPR well. If you are confident in the quality of both, try the ENT first.
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Thanks for your responses! I see a gastroenterologist as well as an ENT doctor regularly. They both know my medical history and the meds I'm taking for these 2 disorders, but I've never discussed GERD with my ENT and never discussed post-nasal drip with my gastroenterologist, (until now!). I'll put in a phone call to each and take it from there.

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