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

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

Dr. Sabina Ali's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. She obtained her medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Ali a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Ali is open to new patients.

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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. 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). In Dr. Chan's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Chan is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Liver ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Roost's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Roost is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eugene Lee, who practices in San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Lee attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Taylor's practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Taylor's practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency 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. 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. Dr. Lin's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Lin has an open panel. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. She speaks Mandarin.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Mein focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Mein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Mein attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Mein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Brennan Scott specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Scott has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. The average patient rating for Dr. Scott is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Scott is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Rahul Verma's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Verma is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Verma honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at Atlanta Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Upper Endoscopy, 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. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Gerson has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gerson speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Gerson's practice is open to 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. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington's medical specialty is neonatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Babington accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Common Cold, Early Childhood Development, Influenza, Strains, Grief, Sprains, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Naveen Mahmood is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. On average, patients gave Dr. Mahmood a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes 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.