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We found 16 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 is an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Katz honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Katz has received professional recognition including the following: 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Kastenberg's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal manometry, sigmoidoscopy, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Kastenberg attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Kastenberg highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: 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 gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Choudhary include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Choudhary is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and residency at Lankenau Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choudhary honors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Harsh Grewal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
6400 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Harsh Grewal is a specialist in pediatric surgery. He is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Grewal trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grewal include gallbladder problems, inflammatory bowel disease, and abdominal pain. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Best Doctors in America"; South Jersey Magazine; and "Best Pediatricians 2013". Dr. Grewal is affiliated with Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Appendicitis, Hernia, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Grossman is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include achalasia, celiac disease, and malnutrition. Dr. Grossman is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Grossman has received include 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.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Sreedharan include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and malnutrition. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sreedharan attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram for medical school and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Sreedharan has received distinctions including 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. He 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. Maria Mascarenhas' area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mascarenhas include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Mascarenhas is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Mascarenhas attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore University, and St. John's Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Children's Hospital for residency. She has received the following distinctions: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellows Faculty Honor Roll; "South Jersey Top Docs" - Pediatric Nutrition; and Best Doctors in America.

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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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency 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. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: 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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Verma's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Verma attended the University of Zambia School of Medicine. Dr. Verma's distinctions include: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Clinician of the Year; NFCA Physician Advocate of the Year; and Top Doctor - South Jersey Magazine. She is 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)

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

Dr. Mark Zaontz's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Zaontz attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Zaontz has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Roth 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 areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. Dr. Packer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Packer is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is family medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adolescent medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hassman include warts, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Before completing his residency at Parkview Hospital, Dr. Hassman attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hassman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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; #300a
Berlin, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Mauriello's medical specialty is family medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mauriello include warts, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Mauriello is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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. Dr. Hassman has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Hassman include warts, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Suburban General Hospital. Dr. Hassman is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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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 practices family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Colopinto is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colopinto accepts. Dr. Colopinto is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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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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.