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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Quilici (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quilici accepts. Dr. Quilici has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. N. Elson's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Elson's areas of expertise include liver disease, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Elson attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Elson speaks Spanish.

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Northridge, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lai include general care, liver disease, and intestinal (bowel) problems. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lai is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. His 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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Wishingrad's areas of expertise include nutrition counseling, gallbladder problems, and celiac disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wishingrad takes. Dr. Wishingrad 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). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Wishingrad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Providence Saint John's Health Center, and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Wishingrad is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Scleroderma, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Shew works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Shew's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, thyroid problems, and cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: National Institutes of Health - Career Development Award and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Shew is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Huntington Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ippoliti trained at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ippoliti at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Esmail David Hessami, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Esmail Hessami is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of liver disease, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Hessami graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Hessami (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Adventist Health System, and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Philip Frykman's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Clinical interests for Dr. Frykman include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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. Rahul Kishin Chhablani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
514 S Barrington Avenue; #102
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Chhablani is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. In his practice, he is particularly interested in liver disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Chhablani accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chhablani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Chhablani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

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 ratings for Dr. Shamsi average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of women's health issues, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Shamsi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shamsi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Shamsi is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Before performing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center, Dr. Stein attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Stein is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.

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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 is a gastroenterologist in Santa Monica, CA and Burbank, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, barrett's esophagus, and ulcers. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Farid studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She trained at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, VA Wadsworth Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Farid is conversant in Arabic. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Farid is accepting new patients.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Gross include gastrointestinal bleeding, bronchitis, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gross takes. Dr. Gross has received distinctions including 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Dr. Pimentel is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba for residency. Dr. Pimentel 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 takes. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among Dr. Cunneen's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, stomach surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Cunneen has received the distinction of 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)

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

Dr. Derek Cheng works as a gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cheng's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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