We found 35 providers with an interest in acid reflux near King of Prussia, PA.

Dr. Jack Alan Collazzo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 340
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Jack Collazzo's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Collazzo include barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Collazzo accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Abington, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Kennedy takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. 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, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramsey Michael Dallal, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
609 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Ramsey Dallal is a bariatric surgery specialist. His clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dallal is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dallal is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Farzana Rashid, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Farzana Rashid works as an adult gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rashid include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Dr. Rashid is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of Sheffield Medical School. Dr. Rashid's residency was performed at MetroHealth Medical Center. She is conversant in Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Thomas J Mc Kenna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 340
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Thomas McKenna is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenna include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McKenna is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. McKenna is professionally 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Flick's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Flick include celiac disease, malnutrition, and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flick has received the following distinctions: Top Doctor, Main Line Today Magazine; Top Physician; and Suburban Life Main Line Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. John Boyle is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Boyle completed his residency training at Floating Hospital for Children. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellowship Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Summa Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame; and Phi Beta Kappa, University of Notre Dame. Dr. Boyle is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
625 West Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Craig Aronchick is an adult gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aronchick include esophageal varices, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Aronchick performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Esophageal Manometry, Esophagitis, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Joanne K Linevsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road; Suite 1b
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Joanne Linevsky, who practices in Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise consist of celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and acid reflux (GERD). She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Linevsky performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Acid Reflux, Stomach Problems, Peptic Ulcer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Asim Maqbool specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Maqbool accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Maqbool trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Suite 332
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Rupal Kothari is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Malvern, PA, Paoli, PA, and Exton, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kothari include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kothari has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Kothari is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
11 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 101
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Elana Kripke is a Paoli, PA physician who specializes in general practice and preventive medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kripke include sinusitis (sinus infection), acne, and edema (swelling from fluid retention). She is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Kripke attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Kripke average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Psoriasis, Tinnitus, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diverticular Disease, Diabetes ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Michael Ardito, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
15 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 102
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Ardito specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Paoli, PA and Newtown Square, PA. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. His professional affiliations include 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ardito honors. Dr. Ardito's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Brian Jeffrey Broker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
342 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Brian Broker is an otolaryngologist in Phoenixville, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Pottstown, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Broker include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Broker honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Ear Infection, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2017 Montgomery Avenue
Villanova, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Freedman's specialty is family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include acne, psoriasis, and pancreatitis. Dr. Freedman is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Freedman's office for an appointment. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then she performed her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Psoriasis, Tinnitus, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diverticular Disease, Diabetes ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Ross Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
830 Old Lancaster Road; Bryn Mawr Hospital, Mob North, Suite 210
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Ross is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Wynnewood, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Media, PA. Dr. Ross's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Ross attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to 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)

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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.