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

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

Dr. Eugene Lee is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Osterhoff is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Osterhoff obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Osterhoff speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Bender practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bender has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bender include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Bender completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Maria Abunto specializes in general pediatrics and practices in San Bruno, CA. She attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Abunto honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abunto (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Abunto is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Acid Reflux, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nabeel Madanat is a general pediatrician. 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Madanat (or staff) speaks Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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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