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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 an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Liakos's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Patients gave Dr. Liakos an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Gregg Pearson practices family medicine in Waterford, NJ and Waterford Works, NJ. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Pearson trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Pearson include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Pearson speaks Spanish. Dr. Pearson is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is family medicine. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Naticchia attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Naticchia honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans.

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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)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
187 S Route 73
Braddock, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Goudsward's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Goudsward's education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goudsward takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. Stephen Nurkiewicz is a family medicine physician. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, syncope (fainting), and athlete's foot. Dr. Nurkiewicz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training 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)

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

Dr. Pratima Parikh is a specialist in adolescent medicine. She works in Berlin, NJ and Hammonton, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Before performing her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Dr. Parikh attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. Dr. Parikh has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Parikh takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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.