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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, who practices in Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Osterhoff is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Osterhoff is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Osterhoff 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. Eugene Young Lee, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
100 South Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 507
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Lee's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Lee graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. He welcomes 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. Michael David Bender, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bender practices adult gastroenterology in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Bender attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In his practice, Dr. Bender focuses on 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. Bender's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school, Dr. Abunto completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Abunto (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Abunto is accepting 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 specializes in general pediatrics. He attended Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. 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 has an open panel.

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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.