Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) (cont.)
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Authors and Editors
Author: P John Simic, MD, FAAEM, Director of Emergency Medical Services, Director of Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics, Providence/Saint Joseph Medical Center.
Coauthor(s): Vincent W Yang, MD, PhD, Professor and Director, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.
Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Last Editorial Review: 2/13/2013
P John Simic, MD
Vincent W Yang, MD, PhD
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