We found 7 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Medicaid near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Ata Mazaheri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1510 South Central Avenue; Suite 600
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Ata Mazaheri, who practices in Glendale, CA and Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests encompass acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Mazaheri takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Mazaheri welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. For his professional training, Dr. Mazaheri completed residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
201 S Alvarado Street; Suite 711
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mordo Suchov's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Suchov is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suchov accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Suchov's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

No Photo
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
321 N. Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Houshmand Naim specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Wilmongton, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Naim include obesity, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naim is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. Dr. Naim's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, Medi-Cal, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Gallstones, Hypertension, Nissen Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hrair A Koutnouyan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
50 Alessandro Place; Suite 230
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Hrair Koutnouyan works as a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Dr. Koutnouyan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. In Dr. Koutnouyan's practice, he is particularly interested in anti-aging, thyroid problems, and skin cancer. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Koutnouyan has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Koutnouyan has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Skin Cancer, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalpna Kay Durairaj, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
800 South Fairmont Avenue; Suite 325
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. K. Durairaj is a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Durairaj's clinical interests: sleep disorders, anti-aging, and migraine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Durairaj has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Sinus Surgery, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Sleep ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1200 N State Street; Ird 620
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robin Solymanijam's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Solymanijam (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, asthma, and general care. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Solymanijam attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Acid Reflux, General Care, Asthma

No Photo
Specializes in General Surgery
201 S. Alvarado Street; Suite 602
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Cosenza is a general surgery specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of varicose veins and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cosenza attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cosenza is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Acid Reflux

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.