We found 11 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Horizon HMO near Bala Cynwyd, PA.

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

Dr. Mark Zaontz practices pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Zaontz's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Zaontz's residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; Top Rated Physicians in America; and Guide to the Top Doctors. Dr. Zaontz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
3509 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roth takes. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Michael Gordon Packer, MD
Specializes in Urology
3509 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Packer is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Packer's areas of expertise include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Packer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
501 N. Lansdowne Avenue; Administration Office
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. David Headley's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. Dr. Headley has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, metabolic syndrome, and syncope (fainting). He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Devon Health Services, and more. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Headley trained at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Cellulitis, Electrolyte Disorders, Conjunctivitis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
1233 Locust Street; Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Dzialo's specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dzialo include bulimia, warts, and cardiac risk reduction. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Dr. Dzialo attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Advocare Merchantville Pediatrics.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Eating Disorders, Cellulitis, ... (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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