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

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

Dr. Steven Liakos works as a gastroenterologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liakos's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Liakos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Liakos completed a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Pearson is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Pearson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. 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 practices family medicine in Lumberton, NJ and Hammonton, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Naticchia include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Naticchia graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Naticchia completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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 practices family medicine. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Goudsward's areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goudsward 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, 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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Nurkiewicz's areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, syncope (fainting), and athlete's foot. The average patient rating for Dr. Nurkiewicz is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Nurkiewicz trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for residency.

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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 medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Parikh takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Parikh's residency was performed at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

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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.