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

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 is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Dhar is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. She studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Dhar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Kevin Skole works as an adult gastroenterologist in Plainsboro, NJ and Dayton, NJ. His clinical interests include colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and celiac disease. Dr. Skole is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Skole is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Gayle Diamond's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Diamond's areas of expertise include celiac disease, malnutrition, and obesity. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Diamond completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Diamond has received 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)

Dr. Anish A Sheth, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Liberty Street
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Anish Sheth's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheth include achalasia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Sheth is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Sheth completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheth honors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Michael Fidanzato specializes in adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine and practices in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Fidanzato's areas of expertise 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. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fidanzato takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Glenn Osias' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Osias is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency 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. Eric Hung Shen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Liberty Street
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Shen's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, interventional endoscopy, and colon cancer. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Shen attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Hsu attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hsu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. 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. 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Rho is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is in-network for Viant, Aetna, Devon Health Services, and more. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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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 areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine; she sees patients in Princeton, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Swedlund include colon cancer, diagnostic endoscopy, and hepatitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Swedlund average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Swedlund 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. Angela Merlo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology
10 Forrestal Road South
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Merlo's specialties are adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and pediatric gastroenterology. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: nutrition counseling, colon cancer, and diagnostic endoscopy. Dr. Merlo is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before completing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Merlo attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel ... (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. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Ryan's areas of expertise include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. Dr. Ryan takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ryan include: CDHNF Young Investigator's Development Award; 2nd place Komorov Competition-basic science; and NIH Loan Repayment Program. He is 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Verma include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Verma attended medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (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 clinical interests include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Margulies takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Margulies attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is professionally 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist and internist. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Meirowitz is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He graduated from New York Medical College and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Meirowitz is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (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. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Bellows honors Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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.