Digestive Health


Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid, and sometimes bile, backs up into the esophagus. Over time, the backwash of acid can irritate and inflame the lining of the esophagus.

Many times GERD can be treated with over-the-counter medications. However, patients who continue to suffer from persistent heartburn two or more times a week should be seen by a qualified medical professional. These medications can lose their effectiveness over time and they don’t treat the underlying root cause of reflux. In addition, recent studies on the adverse effects of long-term use of over-the-counter medications indicate a significantly higher incidence of hip fractures, particularly among women. Left untreated, heartburn can lead to serious medical conditions, including Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer.

If you think you may have GERD, view the symptoms and  treatment options we offer.

Have you had it with heartburn? Gastroenterologist, Jeffrey Morgan, MD and General Surgeon, Jonathan Noel, MD, have more than 30 years combined experience treating patients with digestive disorders.

Jeffrey Morgan, MD

Dr. Morgan received his undergraduate degree from IU Southeast and his medical degree from Indiana University. He completed his residency at the University of Louisville. Dr. Morgan is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Indiana Medical Association and the Kentucky Medical Society, among others. Dr. Morgan is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Jonathan Noel, MD

Dr. Noel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and his medical degree from the University of Louisville where he also completed his surgical residency. Dr. Noel has been in practice in Salem, Indiana since 1997. He is a member of the Indiana State Medical Association, the Jefferson County Medical Society, the Washington County Medical Society and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Noel is board certified in Surgery.

The first, most important step, is seeking help. Let Drs. Morgan and Noel discuss treatment options with you and get you back to living your life. For more information call Dr. Morgan at 883-2696 or Dr. Noel at 883-1708.

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