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, General Pediatrics
33 Overlook Road, Medical Arts Center; Room 208
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Tyshkov's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tyshkov at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Tyshkov focuses on obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. He is professionally affiliated with Northwell Health, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Tyshkov takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Ural State Medical Academy and performed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He speaks Russian.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Roger Klein sees patients in Westfield, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Klein attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and hepatitis C. Patient ratings for Dr. Klein average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Klein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Adam Barrison practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include indigestion, colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Barrison attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Barrison has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barrison's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Berkeley Heights, NJ. His areas of expertise include indigestion, colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Gillin has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Gillin is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Andrew Gumbs is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Dr. Gumbs's clinical interests include lipoma, esophageal tumor, and lipoma excision. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gumbs completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Gumbs (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Surgical ... (Read more)

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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. His clinical interests include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paris honors. Dr. Paris (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and German. Dr. Paris is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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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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