We found 27 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Sharp Health Plan HMO near La Mesa, CA.

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

Dr. Michael Lajin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lajin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic.

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

Dr. Rokay Kamyar is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kamyar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Japanese. He attended medical school at Chiba University School of Medicine. Dr. Kamyar has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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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
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 206
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Meng Hua works as a gastroenterologist in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Hua (or staff) speaks Mandarin and German. She graduated from Heidelberg University. Her patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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 is a gastroenterologist in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Shpaner speaks Russian. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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. In addition to English, Dr. Banaie speaks Persian. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Banaie honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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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 has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Dr. Kelley is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Joseph Leonard practices family medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leonard takes. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Corrie Tolerico Clay, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics
8881 Fletcher Parkway; Suite 200
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Corrie Clay is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Clay attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Headache, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Multiple Pregnancy, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeanne Montal speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp Rees-Stealy. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Montal attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Montal honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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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 is a general pediatrician in La Mesa, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Horikawa speaks Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Brij Gupta honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Ellyn Levine is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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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)

Dr. Wayne Stewart True, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8881 Fletcher Parkway; Suite 105
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Wayne True practices family medicine in La Mesa, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. True is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. True studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Eva Pei-Srbich Leonard, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 200
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Eva Leonard is a La Mesa, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Leonard attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leonard has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Laura Hackett is a family practice physician in La Mesa, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Prachi Avinash Karnik, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
1240 Broadway Avenue
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Prachi Karnik graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karnik takes.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Erectile Dysfunction, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Back ... (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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