We found 9 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Life and Health Insurance Company near San Carlos, CA.

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

Dr. Claribel Taylor practices adult gastroenterology in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Taylor average 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Taylor is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor honors. She welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Taylor completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Erick Chan's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Chan's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Chan attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Palo Alto, CA. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Roost include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roost honors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Roost is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Mimi Lin is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Before performing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. In her practice, Dr. Lin focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Lin is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Mein honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Mein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Mein is accepting new patients.

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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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Palo Alto, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Scott is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Scott attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Rahul Verma is a gastroenterologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Verma include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Atlanta Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Verma is in-network for 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: 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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Her medical specialty is neonatology. She studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Babington completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Babington is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Babington's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a pediatrician. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Mahmood attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mahmood is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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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