We found 112 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Michael Charles Dimarino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Michael Dimarino's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Dimarino's professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dimarino has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony J Dimarino Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Dimarino practices adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dimarino's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dimarino is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Dimarino has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2010.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Irvin Conn, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Mitchell Conn is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Conn's areas of expertise include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. After attending Temple University School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Conn has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Warren Falk, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam, South Pavilion; Floor 4
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Falk's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Falk takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Falk has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophagitis, Esophageal Spasm, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Samuel Kroop, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Howard Kroop's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kroop's areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, sigmoidoscopy, and celiac disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Kroop takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kroop include: Crohn's and Colitis, Delaware Valley Physician Physician of the Year and Top Doctor, Gastroenterology, South Jersey Magazine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie McConnell Moleski, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Moleski specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Moleski is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Moleski attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She has received distinctions including Fellowship2Leadership Salix Fellows' Program Travel Grant Recipient; Chief Medical Resident 2009,2008; and ACG Radhika Srinivasan Gender-Based Research Award.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Abrams, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Abrams is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include achalasia, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Abrams performed his residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Abrams's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Scott Fink is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in Malvern, PA, Havertown, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Fink's areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fink has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

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Dr. Leo Charles Katz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 South 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Leo Katz is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Katz include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz honors. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Marcus Coben, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Robert Coben works as a gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Coben is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coben include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. His professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Coben graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. David Mark Kastenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. David Kastenberg's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kastenberg's areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, sigmoidoscopy, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kastenberg takes. Dr. Kastenberg is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Jorge Prieto works as an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Prieto include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Prieto attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Prieto is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
219 North Broad Street; Mail Stop 913
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Scott Myers is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Drexel Medicine. Dr. Myers obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Ultrasound, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Infantolino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Infantolino specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, heartburn, and sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Infantolino is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Infantolino has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010,2002.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Ultrasound, Bleeding, Capsule Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Thomas Orfanidis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; Main Building, Suite 480
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Orfanidis practices adult gastroenterology. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Orfanidis include crohn's disease, hepatitis C, and celiac disease. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orfanidis takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Orfanidis has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
132 S 10th Street; 480 Main Building
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Sidney Cohen practices adult gastroenterology in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include esophageal cancer, heartburn, and sigmoidoscopy. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Biofeedback, Fecal Incontinence, Biopsy, Upper Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, ... (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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