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

Dr. Craig Barash's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barash include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Barash honors Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barash is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Barash attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Scott Modena works as an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Modena's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Modena honors. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Modena attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. John Kravitz specializes in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kravitz include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Patients rated Dr. Kravitz highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kravitz accepts. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. His practice 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)

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

Dr. David Salowe practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salowe takes Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Salowe trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
501 Fifth Street
Atco, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Levin is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Levin's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
501 Fifth Street
Atco, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Liakos' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Liakos's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Liakos is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Scott Kapulskey is a Medford, NJ physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He accepts the following insurance: AARP and Medicare. Before completing his residency at Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Dr. Kapulskey attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital.

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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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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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