About Us

Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center

The Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center is a comprehensive, patient-centered initiative focused on providing a solution of testing and therapies for any and all patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, and esophageal symptoms. Center specialists are available for patient appointments at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Crosby location and at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.

With the latest training and equipment, specialists are also able to diagnose esophageal cancer which can develop from recurrent GERD and treat the cancer in early stages.

The Center provides smooth access to comprehensive treatment of GERD as a service to patients and referring physicians. Various physician specialists treat advanced GERD on the same team with the goal of clinical excellence delivered in a manner that produces outstanding patient satisfaction.

All options of testing and treatment are available to patients. Patient education and participation in treatment decisions is paramount and the process is streamlined by eliminating long waits between appointments. Patients have a designated expert contact readily available and all physicians involved in the treatment communicate together and supply unified care.

Patients may be referred by their primary care physician or seek more information by contacting the Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center’s specially trained Nurse Coordinator:

Lea Carlson, R.N.
Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center Nurse Coordinator
218-546-4323 or 844-200-BURN (2876)

Dawn Harcey, R.N.
Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center Nurse Coordinator
218-429-3930 or 844-200-BURN (2876)

What separates us from the rest?

Our comprehensive

We understand
your suffering

diagnosis &

Why schedule an appointment?

You have heartburn, regurgitation, swallowing difficulties or even symptoms in your throat such as cough and hoarseness, GERD can make your life miserable. It affects eating habits, work productivity, sleep and just your overall quality of life.

You are not alone. GERD affects millions of people, up to 40 percent of the population of the United States. Some try to modify their lifestyle, others take antacids or other over the counter medications. Many are prescribed powerful medications designed to be taken for life. Yet, many still suffer and crave relief. Are you one of those? We understand and are here to help.

The Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center is here for you. Our expert staff understands your suffering and has the capabilities to thoroughly evaluate your condition and deliver an array of treatment choices that will finally provide the relief you deserve.

Here for you.

With one phone call or click you gain access to the most complete reflux care anywhere. Our specially trained Nurse Coordinators assure you an outstanding experience overseeing the scheduling and completion of your evaluation and treatment. You have one single point of contact supplying access, education, convenience and support. No more runaround. No more confusion.

When left untreated, the suffering continues, your esophagus can become irreversibly damaged and esophageal cancer can even result.

We have the latest technologies to test the function of the esophagus, measure acid levels and evaluate for pre-cancerous conditions. We deliver world class treatment tailored for you, whether it is medications or the latest in minimally invasive surgery. The Minnesota Reflux & Heartburn Center has even been selected as one of the first Centers nationally to offer the LINX Reflux Management Device; the latest GERD treatment. Ask about it! If you have GERD, you do not have to suffer. Contact us today to begin your pathway to relief.

Call us today.
Let’s personalize a plan for your relief.

Contact a nurse coordinator

Crosby: Lea carlson, RN
Aitkin: Dawn Harcey, RN