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We found 15 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 near Berlin, NJ.

Dr. Leo Charles Katz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
443 Laurel Oak Road; 1st Floor
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Leo Katz specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Katz obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Mark Kastenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
443 Laurel Oak Road; 1st Floor
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. David Kastenberg is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kastenberg include esophageal manometry, sigmoidoscopy, and achalasia. Dr. Kastenberg is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kastenberg's residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kastenberg has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cuckoo Choudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
443 Laurel Oak Road; 1st Floor
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Cuckoo Choudhary is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Choudhary is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and then she performed her residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Choudhary's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Grossman is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Grossman's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grossman include achalasia, celiac disease, and malnutrition. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Grossman has received distinctions including Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll; South Jersey Magazine "Top Children's Physicians"; and Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Fellow Teaching Award. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Raman Sreedharan's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and malnutrition. Dr. Sreedharan takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and then went on to complete his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sreedharan include: Award in recognition for contribution as a published author to the health science literature during; by Nemours - A.I. duPont Hospital for Children; and Award for Best Case Presentation in Pediatric Clinical Club at Medical College Trivandrum, India. Dr. Sreedharan is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Maria Mascarenhas specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Mascarenhas is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore University, and St. John's Medical College and residency at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Mascarenhas's distinctions include: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellows Faculty Honor Roll; "South Jersey Top Docs" - Pediatric Nutrition; and Best Doctors in America. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Ryan is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Ryan's areas of expertise include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. Dr. Ryan takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ryan include: CDHNF Young Investigator's Development Award; 2nd place Komorov Competition-basic science; and NIH Loan Repayment Program. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
200 Bowman Drive, Health & Wellness Center, 2nd Floor; Suite D260
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Ritu Verma's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Verma include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Verma attended medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Clinician of the Year; NFCA Physician Advocate of the Year; and Top Doctor - South Jersey Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
200 Bowman Drive; Suite E360
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz is a pediatric urology specialist. Dr. Zaontz attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zaontz completed residency programs at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zaontz include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. Dr. Zaontz is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
200 Bowman Drive; Suite E360
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Gordon Packer, MD
Specializes in Urology
200 Bowman Drive; Suite E360
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Packer's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Packer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Geriatrics
160 S White Horse Pike
Berlin, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Hassman is a family practitioner, geriatrician, and adolescent medicine specialist in Berlin, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Hassman include warts, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Hassman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Parkview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
300 A, Centennial Center Building; 175 Cross Keys Road
Berlin, NJ
 

Dr. David Hassman's specialty is family medicine. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Hassman's clinical interests: warts, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Hassman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Suburban General Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
175 Cross Keys Road
Berlin, NJ
 

Dr. Chris Colopinto's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Colopinto's clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colopinto honors. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Colopinto is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
175 Cross Keys Road; #300a
Berlin, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Mauriello works as a family medicine practitioner. His clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Mauriello is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mauriello's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mauriello honors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (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.