Dr. Tim  LeMieur

Suffering from chronic heartburn or reflux disease? Advanced technology and treatment is available right here in Aitkin.

Learn more at a “Solutions for Reflux and Heartburn” program on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Fireside Inn in McGregor.

Dr. Tim LeMieur, reflux specialist with the Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center (MRHC), will provide an overview of the latest advances in diagnostics and treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). He will discuss testing and innovative procedures available at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.

GERD is caused by a weak valve between the esophagus and the stomach, which allows acid, bile and stomach contents to flow into the esophagus. This creates heartburn and can cause damage to the lining of the esophagus, which can lead to esophageal cancer.

There is no cost for this program, and a light meal will be served. Registration is required. Call Riverwood at (218) 927-5188 or email healthyliving@rwhealth.org

For information or making an appointment for reflux and heartburn care, call MRHC Nurse Coordinator Dawn Harcey at (218) 429-3930. For patient success stories and more information, go to www.mnheartburn.org

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