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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Modena practices adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Temple University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Modena include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He takes Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Barash's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He honors several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Barash attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. John Kravitz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Kravitz a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Kravitz accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. David Salowe is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Salowe attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Salowe's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
501 Fifth Street
Atco, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Levin is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Levin include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Levin's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Levin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
501 Fifth Street
Atco, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Liakos practices adult gastroenterology in Marlton, NJ, Atco, NJ, and Stratford, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Patients gave Dr. Liakos an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1 Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Kapulskey works as a family medicine physician and geriatrician in Medford, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He accepts AARP and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Dr. Kapulskey attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Kapulskey is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, ... (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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