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

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

Dr. Melissa Kennedy practices pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Kennedy attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Oscar Laborda's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Laborda is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Laborda's clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, peptic ulcer, and celiac disease. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. For his residency, Dr. Laborda trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, and Boston VA Medical Center. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Dr. Laborda 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. Janice Ann Kelly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Janice Kelly is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Exton, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelly include growth problems, celiac disease, and vomiting. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Kelly studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Best Docs; Main Line Today Magazine; and Great Docs for Kids, Main Line Today Magazine. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Jacques Khoury is a gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Khoury is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Khoury's medical residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He welcomes 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. 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 gastroenterologist in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenna include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKenna takes. Dr. McKenna has an open panel. Before completing Dr. McKenna's residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. McKenna attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Chris Liacouras specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Liacouras has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Liacouras honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Edisio Jose Semeao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Edisio Semeao is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Semeao's clinical interests include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis A. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Semeao include: 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. Asim Maqbool, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Asim Maqbool specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Glen Mills, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maqbool include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and malnutrition. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Maqbool 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 is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ardito accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ardito trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Ardito is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System. 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. Joel Robert Perloff, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Joel Perloff's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Perloff's areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Perloff attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Perloff is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. He 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 works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross honors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Ross is accepting 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. 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). These areas are among Dr. Briskin's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Briskin takes. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Briskin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology, Main Line Today.

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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. 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 in Media, PA and Ridley Park, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Galib average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. Dr. Galib takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Galib attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting 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 facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ginsburg include endoscopic sinus surgery, dermabrasion, and sleep apnea. Dr. Ginsburg is professionally affiliated with Taylor Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Ginsburg a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology Main Line Today. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Finkelstein completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Finkelstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Finkelstein has an open panel.

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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). Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), acoustic neuroma, and sleep apnea. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Marchant is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marchant accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Marchant is open to 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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