We found 16 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Aetna HMO near Glen Mills, PA.

Dr. Oscar E Laborda, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 2, Suite 2407
Media, PA
 

Dr. Oscar Laborda practices adult gastroenterology in Media, PA. His areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, peptic ulcer, and celiac disease. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Laborda accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Laborda's training includes residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, and Boston VA Medical Center. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Ann Crawford, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests: achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Ii, Suite 2407
Media, PA
 

Dr. Jacques Khoury practices adult gastroenterology in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Dr. Khoury attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. Dr. Khoury accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janice Ann Kelly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Janice Kelly's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: growth problems, celiac disease, and vomiting. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Kelly attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Kelly is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kelly include: Best Docs; Main Line Today Magazine; and Great Docs for Kids, Main Line Today Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Mc Kenna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Thomas McKenna is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. McKenna performed Dr. McKenna's residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. McKenna's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. McKenna is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. McKenna welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Edisio Jose Semeao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Edisio Semeao practices pediatric gastroenterology in Chalfont, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Semeao include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis A. Dr. Semeao is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Pediatric Scholar, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine; Family Medicine Student Fellowship; and Summa Cum Laude Graduate. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chris A Liacouras, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Chris Liacouras is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Liacouras is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Liacouras attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cystic Fibrosis Grant for Clinical Medicine; Harvard Anatomy Award; and Delaware Valley Academic Award. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Asim Maqbool, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Asim Maqbool is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Glen Mills, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and malnutrition. Dr. Maqbool is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Michigan's residency program. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His distinctions include: Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Fellow Faculty Honor Roll.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Michael Ardito, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 245, Pinnacle Ent Associates, Head & Neck Division - Newtown .
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Ardito practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ardito include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ardito attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ardito accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hoarseness, Chin Surgery, Otoplasty, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Brian Briskin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Briskin specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Briskin include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. Dr. Briskin is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Briskin is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology, Main Line Today. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hearing Test, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Sleep Problems, Ear Infection, Hoarseness, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Robert Perloff, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Joel Perloff is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Perloff attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perloff include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Perloff is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Perloff is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Ear Infection, Hoarseness, Voice Disorders, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Ross Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1098 W. Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3308
Media, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Ross specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Wynnewood, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Media, PA. Dr. Ross's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Ross is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Mediastinal Cancer, Thymectomy, Acid Reflux, Esophagectomy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emile Hanna Galib, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1088 W. Baltimore Pike; Suite 2306, The Office of Emile H Galib M.d. - Media
Media, PA
 

Dr. Emile Galib is an otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Galib studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Galib's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Galib welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Deviated Septum, Ear Infection, Hoarseness, Acid Reflux, Tympanostomy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark A Ginsburg, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Mark Ginsburg is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ginsburg's clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, dermabrasion, and sleep apnea. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Ginsburg attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Taylor Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ginsburg has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Hearing Test, Deviated Septum, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Mark Finkelstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 245
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Finkelstein works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Finkelstein average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Finkelstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Finkelstein's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Finkelstein trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Tinnitus, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Ear Infection, Hoarseness, Acid Reflux, Tympanostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frances E Marchant, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 245
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Frances Marchant practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Marchant's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), acoustic neuroma, and sleep apnea. She is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Marchant completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ear Pain, Hearing Test, Tinnitus, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's ... (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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