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We found 4 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Viant near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Kuldeep Singh Tagore, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kuldeep Tagore is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Sacramento, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Tagore is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tagore's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdul Matin Khaleq, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Abdul Khaleq is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Sacramento, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Khaleq's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Khaleq is open to new patients. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Khaleq (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. E Andrews Andrews Neal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2025 Morse Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Earl Neal's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neal takes. Dr. Neal is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Karyn Lee Macneil, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Karyn Macneil specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Macneil takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Macneil welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, ... (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.