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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Klein's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, hepatitis C, and celiac disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein takes. He is affiliated with 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, Appendicitis, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Rectal Bleeding, ... (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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Tyshkov graduated from Ural State Medical Academy. His medical residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is especially interested in obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Tyshkov average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Tyshkov has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He speaks Russian. Dr. Tyshkov is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Staten Island University Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Berkeley Heights, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barrison include indigestion, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Barrison's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He takes Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barrison is open to new patients. He 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 received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Appendicitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, Gallstones, ... (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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gillin's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at North Shore University Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: indigestion, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gillin is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Appendicitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, Gallstones, ... (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 medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include lipoma, esophageal tumor, and lipoma excision. On average, patients gave Dr. Gumbs a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Gumbs (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Gumbs 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 practices family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Paris (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paris include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paris is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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.