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

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

Dr. Adam Elfant's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Elfant's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elfant has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Cooper University Health Care.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ackerman include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ackerman accepts. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ackerman completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Donald Dvorin's specialty is allergy & immunology. Before performing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Dvorin attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation for medical school. Dr. Dvorin's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dvorin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He 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)

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

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Empedrad's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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's hospital/clinic 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. Marc F Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
205 North Broad Street; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Goldstein's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goldstein include: 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. Irene C Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Prof. Arts Building; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos' area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She is in-network 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)

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

Dr. William Bromley is a family practice physician in Audubon, NJ. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include warts, cardiac risk reduction, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Bromley is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Dr. Bromley's 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. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. The average patient rating for Dr. Zaontz is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zaontz include: America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; Top Rated Physicians in America; and Guide to the Top Doctors. Dr. Zaontz is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Abington Health. Dr. Zaontz's practice 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)

Specializes in Family Medicine
600 Atlantic Avenue
Collingswood, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Stagliano is a family practice physician. Dr. Stagliano has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stagliano's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is 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)

Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Packer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Packer include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Packer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. George Belecanech practices allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Belecanech's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. Dr. Belecanech is professionally 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. Amit M Bhalodia, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Amit Bhalodia's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhalodia include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bhalodia attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency.

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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)

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

Dr. Nancy Gordon is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Gordon graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gordon trained at Temple University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 E Allegheny Avenue; Suite 1
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Dructor specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Dructor include syncope (fainting), headache, and eczema. She is affiliated with Associates in Internal Medicine. Dr. Dructor graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dructor's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College 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: Eczema, Diabetes Management, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Edema, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kimberly Rozengarten's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rozengarten include cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rozengarten is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Steven Santangelo's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Santangelo include cardiac risk reduction, ankle sprain, and sports physicals. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap), in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Santangelo attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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