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

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

Dr. Michael Tyshkov's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tyshkov's areas of expertise include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Tyshkov accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Ural State Medical Academy. He trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Tyshkov has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is conversant in Russian.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Westfield, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and hepatitis C. Dr. Klein's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Klein takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Barrison include indigestion, colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Barrison's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Barrison is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Rectal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. J. Gillin sees patients in Berkeley Heights, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gillin include indigestion, colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Gillin completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Gillin average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gillin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Gumbs (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: lipoma, esophageal tumor, and lipoma excision. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Gumbs graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is accepting 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' medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Paris include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. Dr. Paris is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition to English, Dr. Paris (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German. Dr. Paris is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. 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.
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