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We found 12 providers with an interest in acid reflux near King of Prussia, PA.

Dr. Richard Daniel Ing, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
830 Old Lancaster Road; Bryn Mawr Hospital, Mob North, Suite 306
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Richard Ing is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and surgical oncologist in Exton, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. He is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Ing has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Ing graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bladder Procedures, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery

Dr. Michael Benjamin Wolfson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
325 Central Avenue; 2nd Floor
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. Michael Wolfson's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Wolfson is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolfson honors. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Wolfson attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Main Line Today, Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Peptic Ulcer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Farzana Rashid sees patients in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rashid average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Dr. Rashid takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Sheffield Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Rashid speaks Bengali. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Melissa Kennedy's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Kennedy's medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She 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, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jonathan Flick's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, malnutrition, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Flick is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Flick obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Flick include: 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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA and King of Prussia, PA. Dr. Boyle graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at Floating Hospital for Children. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boyle include growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. Dr. Boyle is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received distinctions including Fellowship Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Summa Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame; and Phi Beta Kappa, University of Notre Dame. He is professionally 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal varices, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Aronchick attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Aronchick average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Aronchick takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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)

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

Dr. Asim Maqbool practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Maqbool 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. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Maqbool has received include Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Fellow Faculty Honor Roll. He 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, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Leigh Denne, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
830 Old Lancaster Road; Bryn Mawr Hospital, Mob North, Suite 306
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Denne specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive procedures and acid reflux (GERD). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Denne takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Denne's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Noel Norman Williams, MD
Specializes in Surgery
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Noel Williams' medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Williams's clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Williams an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Scott Wernsing, MD
Specializes in Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Wernsing is a surgeon in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Wernsing accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Wernsing attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jingduan Yang, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, Psychiatry
940 E Haverford Road; Suite 201
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Jingduan Yang specializes in acupuncture and psychiatry. Dr. Yang is a graduate of Fourth Military Medical University. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, menopause, and migraine. He speaks Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Infertility, Restless Leg Syndrome, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, ... (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.