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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Barash's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Barash attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Gregory Seltzer practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Seltzer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. John Kravitz is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kravitz studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kravitz include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kravitz is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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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
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. David Salowe is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Salowe's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. The average patient rating for Dr. Salowe is 4.5 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salowe accepts. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. Dr. Salowe is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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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 an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. 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). Dr. Levin's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Modena's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Modena include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Modena is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Modena is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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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
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. John Volpe is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Volpe trained at Delaware Valley Medical Center. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Volpe accepts. Dr. Volpe is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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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. Steven Liakos' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Liakos is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liakos takes. He is professionally 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
180 Tuckerton Road; Lexington Building
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. James Atkinson is an internist and geriatrician in Medford, NJ. Dr. Atkinson's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include ankle sprain, eczema, and diabetes management. He is affiliated with Atkinson Internal Medicine. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Atkinson attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Scott Kapulskey works as a family practitioner and geriatrician in Medford, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kapulskey include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He takes AARP and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kapulskey graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County. He 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)

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

Dr. James D'amico is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. D'amico include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. D'amico is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. After attending UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. D'amico accepts.

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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.
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