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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Osterhoff completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Osterhoff has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Osterhoff's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Osterhoff is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Burlingame, CA. In his practice, Dr. Bender focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He 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). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bender is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Eugene Lee's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Lee attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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

Dr. Maria Abunto practices general pediatrics in San Bruno, CA. Dr. Abunto honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Abunto (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Abunto is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. She 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 practices general pediatrics in Burlingame, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish. Dr. Madanat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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