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We found 30 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Devon Health Services near Bala Cynwyd, PA.

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

Dr. Gary Falk is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Falk's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Falk is professionally 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. David Colin Metz, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Dulles Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Metz is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He works in Philadelphia, PA. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Metz completed his residency training at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Metz accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Metz has received include Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Yu-Xiao Yang, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Dulles Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Yu-Xiao Yang works as a gastroenterologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in swallowing problems (dysphagia), acid reflux (GERD), and esophagus problems. Dr. Yang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Yang speaks Chinese. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems

Dr. Kristle Lee Lynch, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kristle Lynch is a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lynch completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lynch include esophageal manometry, achalasia, and esophagitis. Dr. Lynch is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Scleroderma, Esophageal Manometry, Esophagitis, Biopsy, Upper Endoscopy, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Farzana Rashid, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Dulles Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Farzana Rashid is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rashid include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Dr. Rashid honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Sheffield Medical School, she completed her residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Rashid speaks Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Scleroderma, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Empedrad attended Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center 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. Taine Tayard Valere Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
51 N 39th Street; Wright - Saunders 266
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet specializes in thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Dr. Pechet is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Pechet has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Adam Drebin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Drebin sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, leiomyosarcoma, and inguinal hernia. Dr. Drebin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2007 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. Dr. Drebin's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Stenosis, Gastroparesis, Liver Resection, Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue; Suite 140
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. George Belecanech's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belecanech accepts. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Belecanech 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. Sean Patrick Harbison, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sean Harbison is a surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Before completing his residency at Graduate Hospital, Dr. Harbison attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include lipoma, achalasia, and inguinal hernia repair. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Harbison include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016. Dr. Harbison speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gallbladder Cancer, Abdominal Problems, Bile Duct Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein works as an allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Steven Eugene Raper, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Raper specializes in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Raper performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Dr. Raper is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastrostomy, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Wound Complications, Gallstones, Gastritis, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue; Suite 140
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gordon completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. She 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. Natasha Mirza, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Natasha Mirza's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her areas of expertise include second opinions, esophageal dilation, and esophagitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirza honors. She studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Mirza completed her residency training at Civil Hospital, Karachi and Ohio State University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2013-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2016. Dr. Mirza (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Mirza is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Sarcoidosis, Esophagitis, Hyperparathyroidism, Larynx Cancer, Hyperthyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin specializes in allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dvorin's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Dvorin's training includes residency programs 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
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos works as an allergist and immunologist. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her 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. Haralabatos takes. Dr. Haralabatos 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)

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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.