We found 20 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept CIGNA Plans near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Adam Ben Elfant, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Elfant works as an adult gastroenterologist in Mount Laurel, NJ and Camden, NJ. On average, patients gave Dr. Elfant a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elfant include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Cooper University Health Care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Elfant graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
817 Federal Street
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Melville Ackerman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ackerman's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Prof. Arts Building; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad obtained Dr. Empedrad's medical school training at Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and performed Dr. Empedrad's residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
205 North Broad Street; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. George Belecanech specializes in adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Belecanech is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
205 North Broad Street; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein practices adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
205 North Broad Street; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvorin's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then went on to complete his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Dvorin average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
Prof. Arts Building; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for her residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
205 North Broad Street; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Gordon's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon takes. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz is a pediatric urology specialist. Dr. Zaontz attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zaontz completed residency programs at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zaontz include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. Dr. Zaontz is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
5 East; 3509 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
726 S White Horse Pike; Suite 2
Audubon, NJ
 

Dr. William Bromley's specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bromley at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, cardiac risk reduction, and carpal tunnel surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bromley honors. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Gordon Packer, MD
Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Packer's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Packer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Irene Rozengarten, MPH, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Three Cooper Plaza; Suite 104
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Kimberly Rozengarten is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rozengarten include cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. She is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Rozengarten attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rozengarten's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Edema, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
600 Atlantic Avenue
Collingswood, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Stagliano specializes in family medicine and practices in Collingswood, NJ. His areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stagliano takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Stagliano's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Frank Santangelo, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6981 N Park Drive; Suite 200
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Santangelo's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santangelo include cardiac risk reduction, ankle sprain, and sports physicals. Dr. Santangelo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap), in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Santangelo trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit Maganlal Bhalodia, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Amit Bhalodia's specialty is family medicine. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Bhalodia's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhalodia accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (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.