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We found 5 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. Robert A Osterhoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Robert Osterhoff practices adult gastroenterology in Burlingame, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Osterhoff's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Osterhoff attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Eugene Young Lee, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
100 South Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 507
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Lee, who practices in San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Lee attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael David Bender, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bender's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bender is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bender is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria V Abunto, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1001 Sneath Lane; Suite 104
San Bruno, CA
 

Dr. Maria Abunto's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Abunto (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. She graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Nabeel J Madanat, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 701
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Nabeel Madanat practices general pediatrics. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Madanat takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Madanat (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bulimia, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Tendonitis, ... (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.