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

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

Dr. Sunghoon Kim works as a pediatric general surgeon in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berjis accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Berjis's medical residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Silpa's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. In Dr. Silpa's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Silpa accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), 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, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Neil Stollman practices adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Stollman average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Stollman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Earl Darby practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include heartburn, therapeutic endoscopy, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Darby completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Sedation, Upper Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Kogan practices adult gastroenterology in San Pablo, CA and Berkeley, CA. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kogan's 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 is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Interventional Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Upper ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kiran Narsinh specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system) and practices in San Pablo, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Narsinh has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Narsinh's residency was performed at California Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Narsinh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Liver Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Frank Ogawa Plaza; Suite 450
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Susie Cohn is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohn honors. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Cohn is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Evans sees patients in Concord, CA and Orinda, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Evans's 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Evans attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Evans accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bulimia, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent ... (Read more)

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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.