We found 9 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Plainsboro, NJ.

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Dr. Gayle Horvitz Diamond, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Gayle Horvitz is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Horvitz include celiac disease, malnutrition, and obesity. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horvitz takes. Dr. Horvitz is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Horvitz completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Division of GI, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Fellows Teaching Award Honor Roll; NIH Loan Repayment Program; and Travel award for AGA fellows' training conference. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew J Ryan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Ryan's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ryan graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: growth problems, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and gallbladder problems. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received distinctions including Fellow's Teaching Award Honor Roll; CDHNF Young Investigator's Development Award; and 2nd place Komorov Competition-basic science. Dr. Ryan is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Ritu Verma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Ritu Verma's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and malnutrition. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Verma obtained her medical school training at the University of Zambia School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Verma include: Best Children's Doctors; South Jersey Magazine; and Best Children's Doctor South Jersey Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is an allergy & immunology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Empedrad accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing her residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Empedrad attended medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. George A Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech is a specialist in allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Belecanech's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Belecanech has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Donald J Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is an allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Dvorin's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. After attending Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Dvorin has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc F Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein is an allergy & immunology specialist. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goldstein trained at Hahnemann University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goldstein include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon is an allergy & immunology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Gordon is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Irene C Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos' area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Haralabatos graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haralabatos accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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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