We found 6 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Dr. Michael Tyshkov, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
33 Overlook Road, Medical Arts Center; Room 208
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Tyshkov works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Tyshkov is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tyshkov takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ural State Medical Academy and then went on to complete his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Tyshkov speaks Russian. Dr. Tyshkov's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Roger Scott Klein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Summit Medical Group
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Roger Klein works as a gastroenterologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Klein's areas of expertise include achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and hepatitis C. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Klein attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Dr. Adam F Barrison, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Diamond Hill Road, Bensley Pavilion; 4th Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Barrison is a gastroenterologist in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Barrison include indigestion, colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barrison's office for an appointment. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Barrison's medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Dr. James Scott Gillin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Bensley Pav. /fl 4
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. J. Gillin is a Berkeley Heights, NJ physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gillin include indigestion, colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. Dr. Gillin obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Andrew Alexander Gumbs, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Gumbs specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Gumbs (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. His areas of expertise include lipoma, esophageal tumor, and lipoma excision. Dr. Gumbs's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Gumbs attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Gumbs is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Gumbs's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Richard Todd Paris, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Diamond Hill Road,, Lawrence Pavilion, Floor 1; Suite A
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Paris' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Paris (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and German. His clinical interests include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. Dr. Paris is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Paris completed a residency program at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Paris honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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What is Acid Reflux (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated GERD and sometimes called acid reflux, happens when food and acid inside the stomach leak back up into the bottom of the throat. This causes a burning sensation, heartburn, and a bad taste or smell in the mouth. GERD is different from occasional heartburn in that it happens regularly, at least twice a week over several weeks.

GERD happens because the muscle around the bottom of the throat weakens. This can be caused by a shift in the placement of the stomach, as happens with a hiatal hernia. Other risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, the use of certain medications, and smoking.

A person with GERD will notice the obvious signs of heartburn and an acid feeling in their throat several times a week. Other symptoms can include a persistent cough, nausea, asthma, or a sore throat that doesn’t go away. If GERD is left untreated, it can cause problems in the lining of the throat, including ulcers and even cancer.

There are simple lifestyle changes that can be made to combat acid reflux:
  • Lose weight, if needed.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Eat small meals and don’t lie down right after eating.
  • Stay away from acidic foods and foods known to cause reflux such as fried food and coffee.

If those lifestyle changes aren’t enough, there are medications that can help. Antacids, medications that decrease acid production in the stomach, medications to help the stomach empty faster, and antibiotics can all be useful. In extreme cases, surgery can be performed to tighten the bottom of the esophagus.