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We found 111 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Shew's clinical interests include pancreas problems, thyroid problems, and cancer. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Huntington Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shew takes. Dr. Shew is open to new patients. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shew completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer surgery. Patients rated Dr. Quilici highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Quilici include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colectomy, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Thyroid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lynn Connolly sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include bleeding, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Connolly is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Connolly accepts. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Connolly attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Connolly has received professional recognition including the following: 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ippoliti's professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Ippoliti attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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 is a gastroenterologist in Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Northridge, CA. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lai include general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Lai's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Muthusamy's clinical interests include bleeding, ulcers, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Muthusamy honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Voted Best Doctors and Best Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Rahul Kishin Chhablani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
514 S Barrington Avenue; #102
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Chhablani's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chhablani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chhablani include liver disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chhablani welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

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

Dr. Jeffrey Conklin is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, esophageal dilation, and anorectal manometry. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conklin honors. Dr. Conklin studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Conklin completed a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Conklin include: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Voted Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Wishingrad's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wishingrad include nutrition counseling, gallbladder problems, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wishingrad accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Wishingrad (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bulimia, Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rome Jutabha specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system) and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jutabha include bleeding, ulcers, and celiac disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Jutabha attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jutabha completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Jutabha 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)

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

Dr. Carson Liu is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Liu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Liu's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liu has an open panel.

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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 medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Hessami (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Hessami include liver disease, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Hessami is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Hessami attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Wendy Weiting Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Ho practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ho's patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, barrett's esophagus, and ulcers. She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Ho takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ho has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese.

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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. Shahrad Radi Shamsi, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 325e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Shahrad Shamsi's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Shamsi focuses on women's health issues, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Shamsi honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Shamsi attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shamsi trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Shamsi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Shamsi is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Hemorrhoids, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Daniel Alberto Deugarte, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
10833 Le Conte Avenue; Suite 526
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Deugarte's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He practices in Torrance, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include adrenal cancer, liver disease, and inguinal hernia repair. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deugarte attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Deugarte speaks Spanish. His professional 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, polypectomy (polyp removal), and celiac disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Roth attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Roth completed residency programs 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. He 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, 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.