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We found 11 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Coventry Silver 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 physician who specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Ing is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in gastric bypass surgery and acid reflux (GERD). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Ing is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Malvern, PA and Collegeville, PA. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Wolfson's clinical interests include peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Wolfson has received professional recognition including the following: Main Line Today, Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. Dr. Wolfson welcomes new patients.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rashid include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rashid's education and training includes medical school at the University of Sheffield Medical School and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. In addition to English, she 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 area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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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 Adult Gastroenterology, Other
625 West Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Craig Aronchick is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Aronchick's areas of expertise include esophageal varices, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Aronchick 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. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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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. Jonathan Flick is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Chalfont, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Flick include celiac disease, malnutrition, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Flick honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor, Main Line Today Magazine; Top Physician; and Suburban Life Main Line Magazine. Dr. Flick is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Boyle's areas of expertise include the following: growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Boyle graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at Floating Hospital for Children. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Boyle include: Fellowship Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Summa Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame; and Phi Beta Kappa, University of Notre Dame.

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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 Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Asim Maqbool's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Maqbool accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Maqbool attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Maqbool has received distinctions including Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Fellow Faculty Honor Roll. He is 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's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Denne is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Denne include minimally invasive procedures and acid reflux (GERD). She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Denne attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA, is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Williams's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as a surgeon. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wernsing include cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wernsing honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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