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We found 11 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept AARP near Medford, NJ.

Dr. Gregory Ian Seltzer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
128 Route 70
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Seltzer is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Seltzer's areas of expertise include colposcopy, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Cooper University Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Barash practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Barash's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barash welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. John Kravitz works as a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kravitz include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Kravitz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. David Salowe is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Salowe trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salowe honors. Dr. Salowe is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Modena's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Modena include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. John Volpe's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Volpe include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Volpe takes. Before completing his residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center, Dr. Volpe attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Volpe is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
501 Fifth Street
Atco, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Levin specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Marlton, NJ, Stratford, NJ, and Atco, NJ. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Levin's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Patient ratings for Dr. Levin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 Adult Gastroenterology
501 Fifth Street
Atco, 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 General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
180 Tuckerton Road; Lexington Building
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. James Atkinson practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Medford, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Atkinson average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Atkinson include ankle sprain, eczema, and diabetes management. Dr. Atkinson is professionally affiliated with Atkinson Internal Medicine. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Atkinson graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1 Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Kapulskey's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Kapulskey is an in-network provider for AARP and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County. Dr. Kapulskey is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Associates of Southern Nj; Medford Leas, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. James D'amico's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. D'amico include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. D'amico obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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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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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.