We found 28 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. Carlton Wayne Thomas Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 115
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Carlton Thomas sees patients in San Diego, CA, Rancho Mirage, CA, and Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Thomas attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Thomas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bile Duct Stones, Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Ananthram Pottipati Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6699 Alvarado Road; Suite 2301
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ananthram Reddy is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati for medical school and subsequently trained at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lajin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8860 Center Drive; Suite 330
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lajin, who practices in La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lajin include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Lajin attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lajin speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6699 Alvarado Road; Suite 2301
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Reddy is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. His residency was performed at OhioHealth - Grant Medical Center, Columbus. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reddy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Telugu. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Reddy's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rokay G Kamyar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5119 Garfield Street
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Rokay Kamyar is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Kamyar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Japanese. Clinical interests for Dr. Kamyar include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After attending Chiba University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kamyar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamyar has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver Biopsy, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 115
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Schaeffer's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Schaeffer's clinical interests: ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Schaeffer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 206
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Meng Hua specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hua include diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hua takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Heidelberg University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hua (or staff) speaks Mandarin and German. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Shpaner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 206
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Shpaner works as a gastroenterologist in San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Shpaner attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. In addition to English, Dr. Shpaner speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bile Duct Stones, Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Polypectomy, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Banaie, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8860 Center Drive; Suite 420
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ali Banaie is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Banaie include diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, Dr. Banaie attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Banaie has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Leon R Kelley, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics
292 Euclid Avenue; 220
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Leon Kelley speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, adoption issues, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Kelley's professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kelley trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Gynecology, Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Francis Leonard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 200
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Leonard's specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Leonard's clinical interests: warts, depression, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Leonard is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has a closed panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. Dr. Leonard speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Neck Pain, Colitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeanne E Montal, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Jeanne Montal is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Montal include warts, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and enuresis (bed wetting). Her professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp Rees-Stealy. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Montal trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Headache, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Circumcision, Preventive Care, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Yousuke Takashi Horikawa, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Yousuke Horikawa's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His areas of expertise include the following: warts, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and parenting issues. Dr. Horikawa honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Horikawa speaks Japanese. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Headache, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Multiple Pregnancy, Allergies, Preventive Care, Behavior ... (Read more)

Dr. Brij Gupta, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
10158 Buena Vista Avenue
Santee, CA
 

Dr. Brij Gupta attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. He trained at Coney Island Hospital for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include warts, liver disease, and psoriasis. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura A Hackett, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Laura Hackett is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hackett include warts, menopause, and sports health. Dr. Hackett accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hackett is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellen Levine, MD, DO
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine
5290 Baltimore Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ellyn Levine's clinical interests include warts, liver disease, and psoriasis. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Levine an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Levine is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Psoriasis, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Men's Health Issues, ... (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.
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