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

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

Dr. Roger Klein is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein include achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and hepatitis C. Dr. Klein is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Klein takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency.

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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. 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. He attended Ural State Medical Academy for medical school and subsequently trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise consist of obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. Patients rated Dr. Tyshkov highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Tyshkov is conversant in Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Tyshkov is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal 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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Barrison's areas of expertise include indigestion, colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Barrison has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Berkeley Heights, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Gillin is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gillin include indigestion, colon cancer, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Gillin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gillin's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Gillin completed residency programs at North Shore University Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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' areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Gumbs's areas of expertise include lipoma, esophageal tumor, and lipoma excision. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gumbs (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is accepting 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 works as a family practitioner. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Paris is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paris welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Paris (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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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.