We found 23 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Devon Health Services near Bala Cynwyd, PA.

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

Dr. Kristle Lynch sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Clinical interests for Dr. Lynch include esophageal manometry, achalasia, and esophagitis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lynch attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is 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, Esophageal Spasm, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. David Colin Metz, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Dulles Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Metz's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Metz's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Metz include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14.

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

Dr. Gary Falk is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Falk takes. Dr. Falk's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue. 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, Esophageal Spasm, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Farzana Rashid, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
218 Wright Saunders Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Farzana Rashid is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Dr. Rashid has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Sheffield Medical School. Dr. Rashid's training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. She is 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, Bleeding, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Yu-Xiao Yang practices gastroenterology (digestive system). His areas of expertise include the following: swallowing problems (dysphagia), acid reflux (GERD), and esophagus problems. Dr. Yang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Yang is professionally 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. Taine Tayard Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
51 N 39th Street; Wright - Saunders 266
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pechet accepts. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Pechet attended Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. Dr. Pechet's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Natasha Mirza, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Natasha Mirza is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: second opinions, esophageal dilation, and esophagitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirza honors. Before completing her residency at Civil Hospital, Karachi and Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Mirza attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mirza include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2017; and Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. In addition to English, Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Mirza's hospital/clinic 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: Second Opinions, Sarcoidosis, Esophagitis, Vocal Cord Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, Larynx Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Patric Harbison, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sean Harbison specializes in surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include lipoma, achalasia, and inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Harbison is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Harbison is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2017.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz works as a pediatric urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaontz include phimosis, varicocele, and microsurgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zaontz takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Zaontz has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; Top Rated Physicians in America; and Guide to the Top Doctors. He is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Abington Health. Dr. Zaontz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Stanley Michael Phillips, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3737 Market Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. S. Phillips is a specialist in allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include anaphylaxis, sinusitis (sinus infection), and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Phillips graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. In addition to English, Dr. Phillips speaks German. Dr. Phillips's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Patrick Leahy, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Walnut Street; 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Leahy is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, throat cancer, and second opinions. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Leahy graduated from Albany Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Leahy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Deviated Septum, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Cellulitis, Esophagitis, Vocal Cord ... (Read more)

Dr. Noel Norman Williams, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Noel Williams is a specialist in surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). His education and training includes medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Williams include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
3509 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Packer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Packer's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Packer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Leslie Schuricht, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Schuricht practices surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schuricht include cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Schuricht has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Lymphadenectomy, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Eugene Raper, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Raper is a surgeon and intensivist. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, achalasia, and gastrostomy (G-tube insertion). Dr. Raper is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Raper include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Glenn Warren Laub, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
230 N Broad Street; 744 North Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Glenn Laub is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Laub include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Laub is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Laub is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Hahnemann University Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Replacement, Heart Valve Surgery, Varicose Veins, Acid Reflux, ... (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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