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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, who practices in Marlton, NJ, Stratford, NJ, and Haddonfield, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Liakos is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. He is 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)

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

Dr. Gregg Pearson's area of specialization is family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Pearson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Pearson attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He 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 area of specialization is family medicine. Her clinical interests 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. Her medical residency was performed 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 sees patients in Braddock, NJ and Cedar Brook, NJ. His medical specialty is family medicine. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Goudsward's training includes a residency program at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Goudsward is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is professionally affiliated with 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's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Nurkiewicz's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, syncope (fainting), and athlete's foot. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Nurkiewicz average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans.

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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 an adolescent medicine specialist in Berlin, NJ and Hammonton, NJ. Her areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. On average, patients gave Dr. Parikh a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. For her professional training, Dr. Parikh completed a residency program 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.