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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Robert Baldassano is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Abington, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Baldassano attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: growth problems, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Baldassano takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Fellows Faculty Honor Roll; Blockley-Osler Award; and Pediatric Resident Teaching Honor Roll. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Patricia Renza-Stingone, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2813 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Renza-Stingone's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Renza-Stingone include obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. She is affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Renza-Stingone accepts. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal (Operation Enduring Freedom VIII); and NATO Medal for Service.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Kristin Fiorino is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. Dr. Fiorino 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. Fiorino accepts. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Fiorino performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her distinctions include: Magna Cum Laude; Edward J. Boustein Distinguished Scholar; and Justice Louis D. Brandeis Scholar.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Christina Bales is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Abington, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bales include growth problems, vomiting, and esophagitis. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Bales attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Bales has received the following distinctions: American Society for Transplantation Fellows Symposium Travel Award; Studies for Pediatric Liver Disease and Transplantation (SPLIT) Travel Award; and National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Award. She 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, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, Failure to ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2137 Welsh Road; Suite 2b
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Empedrad completed Dr. Empedrad's residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad'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. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
2137 Welsh Road; Suite 2b
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. George Belecanech practices adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center for residency. Dr. Belecanech has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. His professional 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. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
2137 Welsh Road; Suite 2b
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein works as an adult allergist and immunologist. His 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. Goldstein accepts. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Goldstein completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Goldstein has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors. He is 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
2137 Welsh Road; Suite 2b
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Dvorin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Dvorin's residency was performed 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
2137 Welsh Road; Suite 2b
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos specializes in adult allergy & immunology. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2137 Welsh Road; Suite 2b
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Gordon's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gordon 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. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road; Suite 6
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz's specialty is pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Zaontz graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zaontz include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Zaontz's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roth include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Roth honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Roth graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Michael Gordon Packer, MD
Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Michael Packer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, QualCare, and more. Dr. Packer studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Packer's residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, ... (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.