We found 120 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Bala Cynwyd, PA.

Dr. Anthony J Dimarino Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Dimarino's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dimarino's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Dimarino performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2010.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Michael Charles Dimarino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Michael Dimarino is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dimarino's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Dimarino attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Dimarino has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Samuel Kroop, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Howard Kroop's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal manometry, sigmoidoscopy, and celiac disease. Dr. Kroop accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Crohn's and Colitis, Delaware Valley Physician Physician of the Year and Top Doctor, Gastroenterology, South Jersey Magazine. Dr. Kroop is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Leo Charles Katz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 South 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Leo Katz is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Katz's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Katz attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Jack Alan Collazzo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 340
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Jack Collazzo sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Collazzo's clinical interests: barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for his residency. Dr. Collazzo is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Joel Heller, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3401 N. Broad Street; 8th Floor Suite 801
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Heller's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Heller's training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. He is in-network for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Lahey Clinic - Gastroenterology Teacher of the Year Award and Philadelphia magazine Top Docs. Dr. Heller's professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, Esophageal Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Irvin Conn, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Mitchell Conn practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conn include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Conn attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Conn welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Warren Falk, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Falk practices adult gastroenterology in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Falk attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Falk has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophagitis, Esophageal Spasm, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. David Mark Kastenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 South 10th Street, Main Building; Suite 480
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Kastenberg specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kastenberg average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, sigmoidoscopy, and celiac disease. Dr. Kastenberg is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kastenberg completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Kastenberg has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Anthony Infantolino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Infantolino specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Infantolino attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, heartburn, and sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Infantolino's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010,2002. Dr. Infantolino is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Ultrasound, Bleeding, Capsule Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie McConnell Moleski, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
225 E City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Moleski is a gastroenterologist. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Moleski takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She has received distinctions including Fellowship2Leadership Salix Fellows' Program Travel Grant Recipient; Chief Medical Resident 2009,2008; and ACG Radhika Srinivasan Gender-Based Research Award. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Abrams, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Abrams is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His clinical interests include achalasia, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Dr. Abrams takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Scott Fink works as a gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fink include barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fink's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Fink is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

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Dr. Nicholas Thomas Orfanidis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; Main Building, Suite 480
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Orfanidis works as an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Orfanidis include crohn's disease, hepatitis C, and celiac disease. Dr. Orfanidis is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Orfanidis honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Aarati Bhoosa Malliah, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Aarati Malliah's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malliah include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Malliah accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Malliah has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Robert Marcus Coben, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Robert Coben specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Coben's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Coben honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (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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