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We found 3 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept CIGNA PPO near Auburn, CA.

Dr. Danny C Yen, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
11795 Education Street; Suite 201
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Danny Yen is an Auburn, CA physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Yen include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Yen honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Yen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Shawn Michael Kreiner, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11795 Education Street; Suite 100
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Shawn Kreiner works as a general pediatrician in Auburn, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Kreiner attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Kreiner takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Joyce G Bradshaw, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Bradshaw sees patients in Auburn, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Bradshaw is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel. She obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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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.