We found 52 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept United Healthcare 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 1170w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. N. Elson specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Santa Monica, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of liver disease, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). Patient ratings for Dr. Elson average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Elson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Elson is conversant in Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

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. 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. 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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8635 W. Third Street; Suite 995 West
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Theodore Stein's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stein is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Stein completed his residency training at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Biliary Disorders, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Farid, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 16th Street; Suite 3100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Mary Farid's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farid include bleeding, barrett's esophagus, and ulcers. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farid honors. Dr. Farid is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Farid's residency was performed at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, VA Wadsworth Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is conversant in Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Enteroscopy, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3831 Hughes Avenue; #706
Culver City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gross is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gross's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, bronchitis, and crohn's disease. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Gross's medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gross is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Bronchitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Nausea, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8730 Alden Drive; Suite 2e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Pimentel specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pimentel include sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pimentel honors. After attending the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Pimentel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
8635 W Third Street; Suite 795-w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Scott Cunneen sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Cunneen's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, stomach surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Cunneen is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Weight Loss, Nissen Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Department of Internal Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Derek Cheng works as an adult gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Cheng's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng takes. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon ... (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.
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