We found 6 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept AmeriHealth PPO near Hammonton, NJ.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
650 South White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Liakos is a gastroenterologist in Marlton, NJ, Stratford, NJ, and Haddonfield, NJ. Dr. Liakos's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Dr. Liakos is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
369 White Horse Pike
Waterford Works, NJ
 

Dr. Gregg Pearson practices family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pearson's areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pearson takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Pearson speaks Spanish.

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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)

Dr. Jennifer M Naticchia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
425 12th Street
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Jennifer Naticchia works as a family practice physician in Lumberton, NJ and Hammonton, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Naticchia include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Naticchia attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
187 S Route 73
Braddock, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Goudsward is a family practitioner in Hammonton, NJ and Cedar Brook, NJ. Patients rated Dr. Goudsward highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Goudsward attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Delaware County Memorial Hospital for residency. He is 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, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
858 S White Horse Pike; Augusta Professional Center Suite B2
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Nurkiewicz's medical specialty is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nurkiewicz's areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, syncope (fainting), and athlete's foot. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nurkiewicz honors. Dr. Nurkiewicz graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
8 N White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ
 

Dr. Pratima Parikh is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Parikh is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh honors. Before completing her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Dr. Parikh attended medical school at Medical College Baroda.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, 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.
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