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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Tyshkov's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Ural State Medical Academy and performed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tyshkov has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Tyshkov has an open panel.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Westfield, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. Patients gave Dr. Klein an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and hepatitis C. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Klein is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barrison include indigestion, colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He honors Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Barrison's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He 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 is a gastroenterologist in Berkeley Heights, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: indigestion, colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Patients gave Dr. Gillin an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He is accepting 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 Berkeley Heights, NJ physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Gumbs's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gumbs include lipoma, esophageal tumor, and lipoma excision. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Gumbs (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Gumbs 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 works as a family medicine physician in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Dr. Paris's areas of expertise include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Paris (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Paris 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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