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

Dr. Erick Chan, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Chan performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan takes. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Jennifer Roost is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Palo Alto, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Roost honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Roost speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Roost's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Claribel Taylor is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Taylor's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Taylor include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Taylor average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Taylor is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Taylor's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Mimi Lin specializes in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lin's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her training includes a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Lin's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Sinda Mein works as an adult gastroenterologist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Mein obtained her medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Mein speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Brennan Scott's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Scott's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Scott's office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Verma is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Atlanta Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Verma an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, 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. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington is a neonatologist in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Babington accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Babington is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, 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)

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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 practices general pediatrics. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mahmood accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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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