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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Horvitz's clinical interests: celiac disease, malnutrition, and obesity. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horvitz takes. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Horvitz's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She has received professional recognition including the following: NIH Loan Repayment Program and Travel award for AGA fellows' training conference.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: growth problems, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and gallbladder problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Ryan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received distinctions including CDHNF Young Investigator's Development Award; 2nd place Komorov Competition-basic science; and NIH Loan Repayment Program. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Ritu Verma is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verma include achalasia, celiac disease, and malnutrition. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Verma is a graduate of the University of Zambia School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Verma include: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Clinician of the Year; NFCA Physician Advocate of the Year; and Top 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
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad practices allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Allergic Disease Associates. She graduated from Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, Ear Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Belecanech specializes in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Allergic Disease Associates. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Belecanech attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marc Goldstein specializes in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Allergic Disease Associates. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Dvorin's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvorin has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Dvorin include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Irene Haralabatos' medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Allergic Disease Associates. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon practices allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gordon include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Gordon's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (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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