We found 9 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Plainsboro, NJ.

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Dr. Gayle Horvitz Diamond, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Gayle Horvitz's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Horvitz's clinical interests: celiac disease, malnutrition, and obesity. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Horvitz attended Temple University School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Division of GI, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Fellows Teaching Award Honor Roll; NIH Loan Repayment Program; and Travel award for AGA fellows' training conference. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew J Ryan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Ryan's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ryan include growth problems, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ryan honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His distinctions include: Fellow's Teaching Award Honor Roll; CDHNF Young Investigator's Development Award; and 2nd place Komorov Competition-basic science. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Ritu Verma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Ritu Verma's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verma include achalasia, celiac disease, and malnutrition. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Verma is a graduate of the University of Zambia School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verma accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Verma include: Best Children's Doctors; South Jersey Magazine; and Best Children's Doctor South Jersey Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Empedrad include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and hives (uritcaria). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She attended medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad trained at Nassau University Medical Center for her residency. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. George A Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and hives (uritcaria). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Belecanech graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Belecanech has received the distinction of Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Donald J Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Dvorin average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Dvorin accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. His education and training includes medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Marc F Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and skin allergy. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Goldstein's 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. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon specializes in allergy & immunology. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon's residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and skin allergy. Dr. Gordon honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Irene C Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos practices allergy & immunology. Dr. Haralabatos's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and skin allergy. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Haralabatos is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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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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