We found 12 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near San Carlos, CA.

Dr. Sabina A Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She has indicated that her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Ali honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Dr. Ali's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Colitis, Hydrogen Breath Test, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene Young Lee, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
100 So. Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 507
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Lee's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Lee's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Lee takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Roost is a gastroenterologist in Palo Alto, CA. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Roost's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Roost attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Roost speaks Spanish.

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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. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients rated Dr. Taylor highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Taylor trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She is 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. Erick Peiren Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Erick Chan is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Chan speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chan trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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. Dr. Mein graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Mein speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network 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, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren B Gerson, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Gerson sees patients in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gerson is conversant in French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gerson include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Gerson's training includes a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Gerson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (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 an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lin has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin takes. 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 welcomes 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. Brennan A Scott, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Brennan Scott is an adult gastroenterologist. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Scott's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Scott completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Scott has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Scott 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Atlanta Medical Center for residency. Dr. Verma is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Verma welcomes new patients.

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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. Dr. Babington has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Babington is professionally affiliated with 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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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Strains, Grief, Sprains, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

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. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Mahmood attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to 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.
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