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

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

Dr. Gary Falk is a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Dr. Falk takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His distinctions include: 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, Esophageal Spasm, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Metz works as a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Metz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand, Dr. Metz attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. His distinctions 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.

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

Dr. Kristle Lynch is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include esophageal manometry, achalasia, and esophagitis. Dr. Lynch is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for her residency. Dr. Lynch takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Farzana Rashid sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. The average patient rating for Dr. Rashid is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rashid obtained her medical school training at the University of Sheffield Medical School and performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. She is conversant in 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 is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). His areas of expertise consist of swallowing problems (dysphagia), acid reflux (GERD), and esophagus problems. Dr. Yang takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. He 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. Jeffrey Adam Drebin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Drebin specializes in surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drebin include cancer surgery, leiomyosarcoma, and inguinal hernia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. He is 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: Leiomyosarcoma, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Stenosis, Gastroparesis, Hepatectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Natasha Mirza works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Mirza's areas of expertise include second opinions, esophageal dilation, and esophagitis. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Civil Hospital, Karachi and Ohio State University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mirza 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) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Taine Tayard Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
51 N 39th Street; Wright - Saunders 266
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet is a thoracic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pechet include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Dr. Pechet is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Pechet attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. Dr. Pechet is accepting 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. Donald J Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dvorin's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dvorin is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. He completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. 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)

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

Dr. Raquel Empedrad practices allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Empedrad honors. She attended medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. 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. Marc F Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein is an allergist/immunologist. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received distinctions including 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. Irene C Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos is an allergist/immunologist. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Haralabatos attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for her residency. 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. Glenn Warren Laub, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
245 North 15th Street; Mail Stop 111
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Glenn Laub is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Laub performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Laub is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Mark Zaontz's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Dr. Zaontz's clinical interests include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zaontz trained at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Zaontz's distinctions include: America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; Top Rated Physicians in America; and Guide to the Top Doctors. Dr. Zaontz's professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Abington Health. He welcomes 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. David S Wernsing, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; 4th Floor, Perelman West
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Wernsing is a medical specialist in surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. Dr. Wernsing accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Wernsing's hospital/clinic 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, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Stenosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kevin Leahy practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, throat cancer, and second opinions. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Leahy accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Leahy obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with 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: Second Opinions, Deviated Septum, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Cellulitis, Esophagitis, ... (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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