We found 43 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept United Healthcare near Plainsboro, NJ.

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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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Kevin S Skole, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5 Plainsboro Road - Medical Arts Pavilion; 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Skole's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Skole's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and celiac disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Skole is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah Klein Sokol, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5 Plainsboro Road - Medical Arts Pavilion; 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Deborah Sokol works as an adult gastroenterologist in Hamilton, NJ, Lawrenceville, NJ, and Plainsboro, NJ. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sokol include diagnostic endoscopy, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Sokol average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sokol is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Vasudha Dhar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300b Princeton Hightstown Road; Suite 206
East Windsor, NJ
 

Dr. Vasudha Dhar is an adult gastroenterology specialist in East Windsor, NJ. Patients gave Dr. Dhar an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Dhar is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Cho-Hsien Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5 Plainsboro Road - Medical Arts Pavilion; 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Stanley Hsu is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Hsu's clinical interests: colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Hsu's medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsu honors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aloysius Kihyok Rho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
731 Alexander Road; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Aloysius Rho specializes in adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine and practices in Princeton, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Rho is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He honors Viant, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rho is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric H Shen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5 Plainsboro Road; Map, Suite 260
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Shen works as a gastroenterologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shen's areas of expertise include ulcers, interventional endoscopy, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Shen attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Interventional Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Fidanzato, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
601 Ewing Street; Suite C7
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Fidanzato is a gastroenterologist and general internist in Princeton, NJ. Patients gave Dr. Fidanzato an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Fidanzato takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Glenn L Osias, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
731 Alexander Road; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Glenn Osias is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Osias's clinical interests include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Osias is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

Dr. Anish A Sheth, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
419 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Anish Sheth's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sheth's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Radiofrequency Ablation, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela Merlo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology
10 Forrestal Road South
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Merlo's specialties are adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and pediatric gastroenterology. She practices in Lawrenceville, NJ and Princeton, NJ. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merlo include nutrition counseling, colon cancer, and diagnostic endoscopy. Dr. Merlo is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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)

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

Dr. Robert F Meirowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
731 Alexander Road; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Meirowitz's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Princeton, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ. His clinical interests include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Meirowitz's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Meirowitz attended New York Medical College and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron M Bellows, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
731 Alexander Road; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Aaron Bellows' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Bellows honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Bellows's medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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)

Dr. Craig Margulies, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
11 State Road; Suite 200
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Margulies' specialties are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. He practices in Princeton, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Margulies include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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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