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We found 54 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 surgeon and general surgeon. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, thyroid problems, and cancer. Dr. Shew takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shew completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: National Institutes of Health - Career Development Award and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Shew's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Huntington Hospital. He welcomes 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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Quilici include thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). Patients gave Dr. Quilici an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Quilici's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting 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)

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

Dr. N. Elson practices adult gastroenterology in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Elson obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of liver disease, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elson honors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Elson is accepting new patients.

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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 gastroenterologist. Dr. Ippoliti's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ippoliti 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, Colon Problems, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sean Lai's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lai include general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lai accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Lai performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: nutrition counseling, gallbladder problems, and celiac disease. Dr. Wishingrad is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Wishingrad attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wishingrad include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Wishingrad (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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's medical specialty is 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). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chhablani has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

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

Dr. Esmail Hessami is an adult gastroenterologist in Burbank, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He 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's clinical interests include liver disease, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hessami (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Shamsi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shamsi include women's health issues, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shamsi accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. Dr. Frykman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. His professional 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8635 W. Third Street; Suite 995 West
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Theodore Stein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Beverly Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Stein attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Dr. Stein has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks 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)

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

Dr. Mark Pimentel is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Pimentel average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Dr. Pimentel is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Pimentel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Dr. Pimentel has received professional recognition including the following: 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: 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, who practices in Culver City, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gross include gastrointestinal bleeding, bronchitis, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gross honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in 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)

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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 areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Cunneen include colorectal surgery procedures, stomach surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Cunneen obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cunneen has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He 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)

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

Dr. Mary Farid's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Farid include bleeding, barrett's esophagus, and ulcers. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farid is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Farid 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. She is conversant in Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. 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, Polypectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Derek Cheng is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Cheng is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cheng honors 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.