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

Dr. Jennifer Roost's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Roost's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Roost include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Roost is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Roost is accepting new patients.

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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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Taylor include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Taylor's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her professional affiliations include 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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Dr. Erick Peiren Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Erick Chan is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. Dr. Chan is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Chan speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sinda Mein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Palo Alto, CA. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Mein attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Mein is conversant in Spanish. Her 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)

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Brennan Scott specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Scott include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Scott welcomes new patients. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Scott trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Verma include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his residency, Dr. Verma trained at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Verma is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Verma's 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's area of specialization is neonatology. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Babington attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Babington's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to 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 is a San Carlos, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Mahmood trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Mahmood average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahmood accepts. 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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