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. After completing medical school at the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Quilici's clinical interests: thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). The average patient rating for Dr. Quilici is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shew include pancreas problems, thyroid problems, and cancer. Dr. Shew is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Huntington Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Shew has an open panel. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include National Institutes of Health - Career Development Award and Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Santa Monica, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Elson speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in liver disease, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Elson's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Sean Lai practices adult gastroenterology in Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Northridge, CA. Dr. Lai is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lai include general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). On average, patients gave Dr. Lai a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Dr. Lai 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

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

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ippoliti's clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital for residency. Dr. Ippoliti has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is 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, Esophageal Spasm, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marc Wishingrad is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Wishingrad average 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Wishingrad has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Wishingrad has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. 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 sees patients in Mission Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of liver disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Chhablani honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chhablani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Chhablani's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. He is open to new patients.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Burbank, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He is especially interested in liver disease, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hessami takes. Dr. Hessami's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Hessami trained at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Hessami (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Persian.

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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 specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Patient ratings for Dr. Shamsi average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shamsi's areas of expertise consist of women's health issues, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Shamsi is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Shamsi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Philip Frykman is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Frykman graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Frykman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His hospital/clinic 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)

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

Dr. Theodore Stein's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. Dr. Stein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Stein trained at VA Wadsworth Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Stein speaks 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)

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

Dr. Mary Farid is an adult gastroenterologist in Santa Monica, CA and Burbank, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, barrett's esophagus, and ulcers. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Farid attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently 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. 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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Culver City, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Gross average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gross's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, bronchitis, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Gross performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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. Dr. Pimentel's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pimentel include sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Pimentel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Pimentel attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He 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: 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 general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, stomach surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Cunneen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Cunneen is professionally 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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Cheng attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Cheng is 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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