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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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. She obtained her medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Ali a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Ali is open to 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kim accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kim speaks Korean.

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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). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Berjis include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Berjis is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Berjis is conversant in Persian. He is professionally 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, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Upper ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Silpa specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silpa accepts. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Silpa completed his residency training at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Neil Stollman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stollman's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Stollman studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with 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: 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Darby attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), therapeutic endoscopy, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Darby takes. Dr. Darby's professional 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, 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kogan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kogan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kogan is open to new patients. He 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.

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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 is a gastroenterologist in San Pablo, CA and Berkeley, CA. In her practice, Dr. Narsinh focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Narsinh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at California Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Narsinh (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She 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, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Susie Cohn's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohn attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She is professionally 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, Upper Endoscopy, Acid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Evans is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Evans trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, 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. Dr. Evans's practice is open to 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.