We found 97 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Beverly Hills, CA.

Dr. Stephen Brian Shew, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Shew's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, thyroid problems, and cancer. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Huntington Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shew attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shew has received professional recognition including the following: National Institutes of Health - Career Development Award and Southern California Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Fundoplication, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Philippe Jean Quilici, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
8635 W Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philippe Quilici is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Quilici has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Quilici accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Quilici include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colectomy, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Cancer, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew F Ippoliti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8730 Alden Drive
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ippoliti include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai. Before performing his residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Ippoliti attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ippoliti is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Esophageal Spasm, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sean Lai is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Northridge, CA. Dr. Lai speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. His areas of expertise include the following: general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Lai is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lai honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Hepatitis A, General Care

Dr. Lynn Rochelle Connolly, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 16th Street; Suite 3100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Lynn Connolly specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include bleeding, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Connolly studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Connolly completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Connolly has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Anorectal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marc Wishingrad's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wishingrad include nutrition counseling, gallbladder problems, and celiac disease. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wishingrad is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wishingrad trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Wishingrad (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Wishingrad has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bulimia, Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Venkataraman Raman Muthusamy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 365c
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Venkataraman Muthusamy is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include bleeding, ulcers, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Muthusamy honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Muthusamy attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Voted Best Doctors and Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahul Kishin Chhablani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
514 S Barrington Avenue; #102
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Chhablani is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Chhablani (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of liver disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Chhablani is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Chhablani is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chhablani is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9033 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Pedram Enayati is a Beverly Hills, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Enayati average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, achalasia, and liver disease. Dr. Enayati is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Enayati is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Enayati has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Enayati (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Achalasia, Nutrition Issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal Spasm, Nausea, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Carson David Liu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1301 20th Street; Suite 440
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Carson Liu is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Liu is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Liu has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Obesity, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Weight Management, Acid Reflux

Dr. Jeffrey Lynn Conklin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Conklin specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, esophageal dilation, and anorectal manometry. Dr. Conklin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Voted Best Doctors. Dr. Conklin is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Anorectal Manometry, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Esmail David Hessami, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Esmail Hessami's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Hessami attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. His areas of expertise include liver disease, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Hessami honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hessami (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Hessami is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Daniel Alberto Deugarte, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
967 Malcolm Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Deugarte's specialty is pediatric surgery. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include the following: adrenal cancer, liver disease, and inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Deugarte honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Deugarte speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Hernia Surgery, Liver Cancer, Fundoplication, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rome Jutabha, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rome Jutabha is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Jutabha obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Jutabha include bleeding, ulcers, and celiac disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jutabha takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Jutabha is conversant in Thai. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Clinical Trials, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Biliary Disorders, Capsule ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahrad Radi Shamsi, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 325e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Shahrad Shamsi is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shamsi completed a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of women's health issues, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). The average patient rating for Dr. Shamsi is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shamsi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamsi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Hemorrhoids, Women's Health Issues

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
8723 Alden Drive; Steven Spielberg Building, Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philip Frykman practices pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Frykman graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Pectus Excavatum, Ulcerative Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Nausea, Nissen ... (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.