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We found 100 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. Dr. Dimarino's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dimarino honors. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Dimarino has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2010. 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. 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. Dr. Falk attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Falk is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Leo Katz is an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Katz honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Katz has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Michael Dimarino is an adult gastroenterologist. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dimarino include esophageal cancer, heartburn, and barrett's esophagus. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dimarino accepts. Dr. Dimarino has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. His professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He is open to 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
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Howard Kroop's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kroop accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Kroop has received distinctions including Crohn's and Colitis, Delaware Valley Physician Physician of the Year and Top Doctor, Gastroenterology, South Jersey Magazine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Ali Ahmed Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ali Siddiqui is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Siddiqui graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Siddiqui's medical residency was performed at Methodist Hospital. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Abrams' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Abrams completed his residency training at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Abrams has received professional recognition including the following: South Jersey Magazine's Top Docs. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Mitchell Conn is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending Temple University School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conn include crohn's disease, hepatitis C, and pancreatitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Conn a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Conn's office for an appointment.

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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. Steven K Herrine, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street, Thompson Building; Suite 450
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Herrine sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Herrine is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Herrine's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Richard Daniel Ing, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
830 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 306 Mob North
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Richard Ing is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and surgical oncologist in Exton, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. He is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Ing has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Ing graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bladder Procedures, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery

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

Dr. David Kastenberg is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Kastenberg's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal manometry, sigmoidoscopy, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Kastenberg attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Kastenberg highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: 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: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Edward Kowalski, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 South 10th Street, Main Building; Suite 480
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Kowalski specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kowalski is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kowalski include: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical LTD 2012,2011,2010,2009,2008; Best Doctors in America, Inc 2012,2011,2010,2009,2008,2007; and Top Doctor, The Global Directory of Who's Who 2012,2009.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Infantolino include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Infantolino has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010,2002. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Stephanie Moleski is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist. Dr. Moleski is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Her clinical interests include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moleski honors. Her distinctions include: 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: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Jorge Prieto works as an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Prieto include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Prieto has received professional recognition including the following: South Jersey Magazine's Top Docs. He is 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: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nicholas Orfanidis' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Orfanidis is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Orfanidis's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (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.