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

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

Dr. Philippe Quilici practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Dr. Quilici's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Quilici is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Stephen Shew's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shew's clinical interests include pancreas problems, thyroid problems, and cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shew has received professional recognition including the following: National Institutes of Health - Career Development Award and Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Huntington Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Sean C Lai, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sean Lai is an adult gastroenterologist in Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Northridge, CA. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lai's areas of expertise consist of general care, liver disease, and intestinal (bowel) problems. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Lai attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lai takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lai's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marc Wishingrad is an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include nutrition counseling, gallbladder problems, and celiac disease. Patients rated Dr. Wishingrad highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Wishingrad attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. Dr. Wishingrad (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Wishingrad is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ippoliti's areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Ippoliti a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ippoliti's hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Esophageal Spasm, Colon Problems, ... (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 surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His areas of expertise include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Liu takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with Marina Del Rey Hospital. Dr. Liu welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Obesity, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Duodenal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lynn Connolly is a Santa Monica, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Connolly's clinical interests: bleeding, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Her education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Connolly is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Pedram Enayati's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Enayati include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and liver disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Enayati a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and 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. Dr. Enayati is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Venkataraman Muthusamy is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include bleeding, ulcers, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Muthusamy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Muthusamy attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Muthusamy has received distinctions including Voted Best Doctors and Best Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass liver disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Chhablani takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Chhablani (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

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

Dr. Philip Frykman's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Frykman graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Frykman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Frykman is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Rome Jutabha is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Jutabha attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. His clinical interests include bleeding, ulcers, and celiac disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Thai. Dr. Jutabha 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, Enteroscopy, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Conklin works as an adult gastroenterologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in barrett's esophagus, esophageal dilation, and anorectal manometry. Dr. Conklin is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Conklin attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Conklin's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Voted Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Esmail Hessami is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Hessami attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He is especially interested in liver disease, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Hessami is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hessami (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Hessami has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Ho sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ho's clinical interests include bleeding, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). The average patient rating for Dr. Ho is 2.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Ho attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Ho speaks Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Enteroscopy, Acid Reflux, Polypectomy, ... (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 specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He works in Santa Monica, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Shamsi include women's health issues, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shamsi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shamsi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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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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