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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ali takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Ali (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. Dr. Ali is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ali's office for an appointment.

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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 is a pediatric general surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise consist of 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). After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he 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 accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim's practice 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' area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Berjis is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Hospital Queens' residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Berjis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Berjis has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). His areas of expertise include 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 a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital's residency program. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Silpa honors 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: Colitis, Sedation, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Neil Stollman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Stollman include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Stollman is professionally 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, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Stollman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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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. E. Darby is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Darby include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), therapeutic endoscopy, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Darby attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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: Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Kogan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Kogan attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kogan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kogan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He has an open panel.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Narsinh has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Narsinh honors. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Narsinh graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at California Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Narsinh (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Dr. Cohn graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Cohn completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Cohn has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. James Evans works as a pediatrician in Orinda, CA. He is in-network for 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 is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He has an open panel.

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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.