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We found 20 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Aetna Leap Everyday near Sewell, NJ.

Dr. Anthony J Dimarino Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26 E Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Dimarino's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). The average patient rating for Dr. Dimarino is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dimarino has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2010. His professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Charles Dimarino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26 E Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Dimarino is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, heartburn, and barrett's esophagus. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Dimarino is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Dimarino's medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Samuel Kroop, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26 E. Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Kroop is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kroop takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kroop's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kroop include: Crohn's and Colitis, Delaware Valley Physician Physician of the Year and Top Doctor, Gastroenterology, South Jersey Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Abrams, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26 E Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Abrams' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Abrams is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abrams's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: South Jersey Magazine's Top Docs.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Irvin Conn, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26 E Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Mitchell Conn's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Conn include radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Conn is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Conn's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Bleeding, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26 E Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Jorge Prieto is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), achalasia, and celiac disease. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Prieto completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: South Jersey Magazine's Top Docs. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Prieto's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Thomas Orfanidis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26 E Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Nicholas Orfanidis specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Orfanidis include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Orfanidis honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Orfanidis is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aarati Bhoosa Malliah, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
26 E Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Aarati Malliah's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malliah takes. Dr. Malliah has an open panel. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Marcus Coben, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26 E Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Coben's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Coben attended Temple University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), achalasia, and crohn's disease. Patients rated Dr. Coben highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Coben welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing Dr. Empedrad's residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Empedrad attended Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school.

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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
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belecanech honors. 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 Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein practices adult allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Goldstein has received distinctions including 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
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Gordon attended Temple University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her 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. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is an allergy & immunology specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dvorin takes. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then he performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Dvorin's 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
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System 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. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
239 Hurffville - Crosskeys Road; Suite 240
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz specializes in pediatric urology. Dr. Zaontz's areas of expertise include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Zaontz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (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.