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
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ

Dr. Gayle Horvitz is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Her areas of expertise include celiac disease, malnutrition, and obesity. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Horvitz obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Horvitz 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

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

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

Dr. Matthew Ryan is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ryan's clinical interests include growth problems, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ryan is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow's Teaching Award Honor Roll; CDHNF Young Investigator's Development Award; and 2nd place Komorov Competition-basic science.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

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

Ritu Verma MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
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 professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She attended medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Verma has received include Best Children's Doctors; South Jersey Magazine; and Best Children's Doctor South Jersey Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

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

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ

Dr. Raquel Empedrad specializes in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empedrad include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and hives (uritcaria). She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr George A Belecanech MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ

Dr. George Belecanech works as an allergist/immunologist. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Belecanech honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Belecanech has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyp ... (Read more)

Dr Marc F Goldstein MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ

Dr. Marc Goldstein works as an allergist/immunologist. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and skin allergy. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyp ... (Read more)

Dr Donald J Dvorin MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 4.16 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ

Dr. Donald Dvorin is an allergist/immunologist. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Dvorin attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dvorin include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and hives (uritcaria). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dvorin honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyp ... (Read more)

Dr Nancy D Gordon MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ

Dr. Nancy Gordon is an allergist/immunologist. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Gordon attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and skin allergy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyp ... (Read more)

Dr Irene C Haralabatos MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ

Dr. Irene Haralabatos' area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and skin allergy. Dr. Haralabatos is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haralabatos honors. Dr. Haralabatos graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyp ... (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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