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We found 108 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield of California near Culver City, CA.

Dr. Stephen Brian Shew, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
10833 Le Conte Avenue; Chs Building Box 709818
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Shew is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, thyroid problems, and cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Huntington Hospital. Dr. Shew is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shew attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has received distinctions including 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, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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 in Burbank, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Quilici's medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). Patient reviews placed Dr. Quilici at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Quilici include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Quilici welcomes new patients.

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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. Lynn Rochelle Connolly, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 16th Street; Suite 3100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Lynn Connolly specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connolly include bleeding, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Connolly's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Connolly takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Anorectal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew F Ippoliti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8631 W 3rd Street; Suite 1015e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ippoliti takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ippoliti has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Colon Problems, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sean Lai's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Lai attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lai include general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lai is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Hepatitis A, General Care

Dr. Venkataraman Raman Muthusamy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 365c
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Venkataraman Muthusamy is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include bleeding, ulcers, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Muthusamy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received distinctions including Voted Best Doctors and Best Doctors. Dr. Muthusamy is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Lynn Conklin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Conklin works as an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Conklin include barrett's esophagus, esophageal dilation, and anorectal manometry. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Voted Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Anorectal Manometry, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marc Wishingrad practices adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Wishingrad average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wishingrad include nutrition counseling, gallbladder problems, and celiac disease. Dr. Wishingrad honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Wishingrad attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Wishingrad's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Wishingrad (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Wishingrad's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Mission Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chhablani include liver disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Chhablani is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chhablani has an open panel. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chhablani (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Rome Jutabha, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rome Jutabha is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jutabha include bleeding, ulcers, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Thai. Dr. Jutabha is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Clinical Trials, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Biliary Disorders, Capsule ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
361 South Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Pedram Enayati specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Enayati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Enayati include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Enayati attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Achalasia, Nutrition Issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nausea, Weight Management, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Carson David Liu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1301 20th Street; Suite 440
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Carson Liu practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Liu is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Liu is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Liu is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Obesity, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Weight Management, Acid Reflux

Dr. Esmail David Hessami, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Esmail Hessami's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hessami has indicated that his clinical interests include 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 accepts. Dr. Hessami is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Hessami attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Hessami (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Ho is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Ho attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ho include bleeding, barrett's esophagus, and ulcers. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ho has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is conversant in Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Acid Reflux, Polypectomy, Malabsorption, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Alberto Deugarte, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
967 Malcolm Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Deugarte's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include adrenal cancer, liver disease, and inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Deugarte honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Deugarte speaks Spanish. Dr. Deugarte's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Hernia Surgery, Liver Cancer, Colon Problems, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Bennett E Roth, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 303
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Bennett Roth practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include ulcers, polypectomy (polyp removal), and celiac disease. Dr. Roth is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: 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: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Anorectal Manometry, Pancreatic Cancer, Biliary Disorders, ... (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.