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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Falk include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Falk honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Metz include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. 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's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). He is conversant in Chinese. He has a special interest in swallowing problems (dysphagia), acid reflux (GERD), and esophagus problems. Dr. Yang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Yang's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang takes.

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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal manometry, achalasia, and esophagitis. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lynch accepts. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Lynch speaks Spanish.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Rashid's clinical interests: celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rashid is a graduate of the University of Sheffield Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. She speaks Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Raquel Empedrad's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad obtained Dr. Empedrad's medical school training at Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and performed Dr. Empedrad's residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Pechet accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Pechet is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pechet 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.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Drebin is a surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Drebin's clinical interests: cancer surgery, leiomyosarcoma, and inguinal hernia. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Drebin 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.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Stenosis, Gastroparesis, Hepatectomy, ... (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 is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Belecanech's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. His 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 honors. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. He has received the distinction of 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. 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. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goldstein include: 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. Sean Patrick Harbison, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sean Harbison, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in surgery. These areas are among Dr. Harbison's clinical interests: lipoma, achalasia, and inguinal hernia repair. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Harbison has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016. In addition to English, he 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, Revision Surgery, Gallbladder Cancer, Fundoplication, Abdominal Problems, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Dvorin is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvorin's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dvorin honors. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then he performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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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 practices adult allergy & immunology. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue; Suite 140
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon practices allergy & immunology. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Gordon honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Gordon's 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. 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. Her clinical interests include second opinions, esophageal dilation, and esophagitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirza honors. Before performing her residency at Civil Hospital, Karachi and Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Mirza attended Dow Medical College for medical school. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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, Hyperparathyroidism, Larynx Cancer, Hyperthyroidism, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Raper, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Raper include cancer surgery, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Raper is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Raper's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He 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)

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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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