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GERD Management and Patient Education

GERD Management and patient education

The reason for this blog post is to bring awareness to a common scenario we see on a daily basis, long term proton pump inhibitor use. I see multiple new patients come in the office who list either Prilosec or Nexium as a daily medication. When I go over their medications and ask about these PPI’s the patient typically tells me they have been taking them for “awhile” and buy them over the counter so they won’t get heartburn. When I ask them how long “awhile” is, I generally hear anywhere from six months to a few years. 

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