We found 42 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept United Healthcare near Plainsboro, NJ.

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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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Vasudha Dhar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300b Princeton Hightstown Road; Suite 206
East Windsor, NJ
 

Dr. Vasudha Dhar is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Her clinical interests include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Dhar has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dhar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Dhar (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin S Skole, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5 Plainsboro Road - Medical Arts Pavilion; 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Skole is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Plainsboro, NJ and Dayton, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Skole include colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Skole takes. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric H Shen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Liberty Street
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Shen, who practices in New Brunswick, NJ, Plainsboro, NJ, and Princeton, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Shen an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shen include ulcers, interventional endoscopy, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Shen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Shen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Interventional Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Cho-Hsien Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5 Plainsboro Road - Medical Arts Pavilion; 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Stanley Hsu's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsu include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Hsu is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aloysius Kihyok Rho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
731 Alexander Road; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Aloysius Rho's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. Dr. Rho attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His clinical interests include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Viant, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rho is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Fred Meirowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
731 Alexander Road; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Meirowitz is an adult gastroenterologist and internist in Princeton, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Meirowitz is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. After attending New York Medical College and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Meirowitz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Fidanzato, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
601 Ewing Street; Suite C7
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Fidanzato's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Princeton, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fidanzato include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anish A Sheth, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
419 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Anish Sheth's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include achalasia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Sheth is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Medicare, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Radiofrequency Ablation, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Glenn L Osias, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
731 Alexander Road; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Glenn Osias practices adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine in Princeton, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osias include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Osias takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Osias trained at North Shore University Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela Merlo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology
10 Forrestal Road South
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Merlo's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: nutrition counseling, colon cancer, and diagnostic endoscopy. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Merlo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Merlo is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel ... (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)

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

Dr. Aaron M Bellows, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
731 Alexander Road; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Aaron Bellows' specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Bellows is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Bellows attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Bellows accepts Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Margulies, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
11 State Road; Suite 200
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Margulies practices adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Margulies graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Margulies trained at Temple University Hospital. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne P Swedlund, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
932 State Road; Second Floor
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Anne Swedlund's specialties are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. She practices in Princeton, NJ. Her clinical interests include colon cancer, diagnostic endoscopy, and hepatitis. Dr. Swedlund has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Swedlund attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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)

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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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