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We found 55 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept United Healthcare 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 is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shew include pancreas problems, thyroid problems, and cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shew takes. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shew has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Huntington Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Philippe Quilici sees patients in Burbank, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Quilici graduated from the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His areas of expertise include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Quilici (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. N. Elson works as a gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Elson average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Elson include liver disease, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Elson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Elson's training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Elson is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ippoliti's clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ippoliti is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ippoliti is professionally affiliated with 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, Colon Problems, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sean Lai is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Lai is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. His areas of expertise consist of general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lai accepts. Dr. Lai 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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marc Wishingrad specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Wishingrad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His clinical interests include nutrition counseling, gallbladder problems, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Wishingrad graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wishingrad completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient ratings for Dr. Wishingrad average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. 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. Rahul Kishin Chhablani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
514 S Barrington Avenue; #102
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Chhablani is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chhablani's clinical interests include liver disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Chhablani performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chhablani (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

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 in Santa Monica, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shamsi at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in women's health issues, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Shamsi performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Shamsi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Esmail Hessami is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Burbank, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He is especially interested in liver disease, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Hessami is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Hessami (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Hessami's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Philip Frykman's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. Dr. Frykman is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of 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 in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Theodore Stein, who practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein honors. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Stein's residency was performed at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Stein is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Mark Pimentel is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Pimentel is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pimentel include sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Dr. Pimentel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Pimentel attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Robert Gross is an adult gastroenterology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, bronchitis, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Gross average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gross accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gross completed a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Gross speaks Spanish. He 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)

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

Dr. Mary Farid works as an adult gastroenterologist in Santa Monica, CA and Burbank, CA. Dr. Farid speaks Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farid include bleeding, barrett's esophagus, and ulcers. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. She attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Farid completed her residency training at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, VA Wadsworth Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Scott Cunneen's medical specialty is general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, stomach surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Cunneen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Derek Cheng specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheng include diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, and upper endoscopy (EGD). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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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.