We found 10 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Sabina Ahmed Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ali include inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Ali takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Ali is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Colitis, Hydrogen Breath Test, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
744 52nd Street; Suite 4100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim's medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. He is conversant in Korean. These areas are among Dr. Kim's clinical interests: robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kim completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, Phimosis, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Faraz Frank Berjis, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2999 Regent Street; Suite 425
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Faraz Berjis' specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). In his practice, Dr. Berjis focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Hospital Queens. In addition to English, Dr. Berjis speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Berjis welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Manometry, Colitis, Esophageal Manometry, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Leland Silpa, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2999 Regent Street; Suite 425
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Michael Silpa is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Silpa's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Silpa is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Earl Michael Darby, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza; Suite 450
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. E. Darby is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), therapeutic endoscopy, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Darby accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Darby's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Howard Stollman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Frank Ogawa Plaza; Suite 450
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Neil Stollman is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Oakland, CA. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Stollman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Stollman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 201
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Mark Kogan is an adult gastroenterologist in San Pablo, CA and Berkeley, CA. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Kogan obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Chest Pain, Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiran Fatima Narsinh, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
2999 Regent Street; Suite 201
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kiran Narsinh is a physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Narsinh completed her residency training at California Hospital Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Narsinh (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Narsinh is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Susie W Cohn, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Frank Ogawa Plaza; Suite 450
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Susie Cohn sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohn include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Cohn has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohn takes. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

James Evans, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
4 Country Club Plaza
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. James Evans' area of specialization is general pediatrics. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Evans attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Evans accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is open to new patients.

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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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