We found 9 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Berkeley, CA.

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

Dr. Faraz Berjis specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). He speaks Persian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Berjis include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Berjis attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Hospital Queens. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Sunghoon Kim, who practices in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. He is conversant in Korean. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Kim performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Earl Darby is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Oakland, CA. Dr. Darby's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), therapeutic endoscopy, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Stollman focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Stollman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Columbia University Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Stollman is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Michael Silpa practices gastroenterology (digestive system). 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. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient reviews placed Dr. Silpa at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Silpa is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Kiran Narsinh is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Narsinh performed her residency at California Hospital Medical Center. 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 accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Kogan practices adult gastroenterology in Berkeley, CA and San Pablo, CA. Dr. Kogan has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kogan welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Susie Cohn is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohn include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Cohn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohn 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 General Pediatrics
4 Country Club Plaza
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. James Evans is a general pediatrician in Orinda, CA. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Evans attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He is open to new patients.

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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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