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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Gayle Diamond is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, malnutrition, and obesity. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Diamond is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Diamond include: 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, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Ryan is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. Dr. Ryan accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. His distinctions include: CDHNF Young Investigator's Development Award; 2nd place Komorov Competition-basic science; and NIH Loan Repayment Program. Dr. Ryan 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Ritu Verma is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Verma attended medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Verma include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Empedrad attended Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. George Belecanech's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belecanech accepts. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Belecanech 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 Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein works as an allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gordon completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, 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. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin specializes in allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dvorin's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Dvorin's training includes residency programs at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, 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 Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos works as an allergist and immunologist. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haralabatos takes. Dr. Haralabatos is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, 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.