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We found 9 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Aetna Traditional Choice near San Carlos, CA.

Dr. Erick Peiren Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Erick Chan's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Chan attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Chan is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Roost, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Roost is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Palo Alto, CA. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Roost is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Roost's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Claribel Paguio Taylor, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Claribel Taylor's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Taylor include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Taylor is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Taylor is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, Capsule Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mimi S Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
900 Welch Road; Suite 202
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mimi Lin is a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. She speaks Mandarin. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Before performing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sinda M Mein, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sinda Mein practices adult gastroenterology in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Mein is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Mein has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Brennan A Scott, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Brennan Scott is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Scott is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Scott is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahul Verma, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Verma works as an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Verma's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Verma attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Verma has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington is a neonatology specialist. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Babington attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Babington is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Naveen Sultana Mahmood, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Naveen Mahmood sees patients in San Carlos, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahmood accepts. Dr. Mahmood studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Bronchitis, Lead Poisoning, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (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.