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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 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. 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). His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Metz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing 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 medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Metz has received professional recognition including the following: 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 professionally 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 specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Yang is especially interested in swallowing problems (dysphagia), acid reflux (GERD), and esophagus problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang honors. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lynch include duodenal ulcer, esophageal manometry, and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Lynch is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lynch is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 sees patients in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rashid average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Dr. Rashid takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Sheffield Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Rashid 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, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raquel Empedrad specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Empedrad is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad's training includes a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad 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. Taine Tayard Valere Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
51 N 39th Street; Wright - Saunders 266
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Pechet's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. His distinctions 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. Dr. Pechet welcomes 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's medical specialty is surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Drebin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drebin include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Drebin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received distinctions including 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. His 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 medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. 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)

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

Dr. Sean Harbison is a surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Before completing his residency at Graduate Hospital, Dr. Harbison attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Harbison's areas of expertise include the following: lipoma, achalasia, and inguinal hernia repair. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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 is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise 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, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Goldstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. 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. Steven Eugene Raper, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Raper's specialties are surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Raper's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Raper has received distinctions including 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. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvorin obtained his medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dvorin is 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. 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. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gordon trained at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gordon's 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. Natasha Mirza, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Natasha Mirza is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Mirza (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Clinical interests for Dr. Mirza include second opinions, esophageal dilation, and esophagitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, she performed her residency at Civil Hospital, Karachi and Ohio State University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirza takes. Dr. Mirza has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2013-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2016.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos is an allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Haralabatos attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her 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)

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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.