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 practices adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Dr. Elfant accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
817 Federal Street
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Melville Ackerman is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Ackerman graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Ackerman include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ackerman is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is a specialist in allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's 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. Empedrad accepts. Dr. Empedrad attended medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad trained at Nassau University Medical Center for Dr. Empedrad's residency.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Belecanech's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belecanech honors. He has received the distinction of Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. Dr. Belecanech is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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 is an allergist and immunologist. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Goldstein's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors. Dr. Goldstein's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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 is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Dvorin obtained his medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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)

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

Dr. Irene Haralabatos' area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Before completing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Haralabatos attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haralabatos takes.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Nancy Gordon practices allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Gordon takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Zaontz is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zaontz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Zaontz attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; Top Rated Physicians in America; and Guide to the Top Doctors. Dr. Zaontz's professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is accepting new patients.

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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 an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Roth 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)

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). He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Packer's medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Packer's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. William Bromley works as a family practice physician in Audubon, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, cardiac risk reduction, and carpal tunnel surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bromley is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bromley accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bromley trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Kimberly Rozengarten's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Rozengarten include cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. She is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Rozengarten is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Rozengarten completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
600 Atlantic Avenue
Collingswood, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Stagliano's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. Dr. Stagliano is affiliated with Kennedy 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santangelo include cardiac risk reduction, ankle sprain, and sports physicals. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), and more. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency 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 practices family medicine. Dr. Bhalodia's areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency 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, 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.
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