We found 9 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept CIGNA EPO near San Carlos, CA.

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

Dr. Erick Chan's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). In addition to English, Dr. Chan speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chan graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, Dr. Roost focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Roost's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Roost welcomes new patients.

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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 attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Taylor has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include 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)

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 works as an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her professional training, Dr. Lin completed a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Lin an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has an open panel.

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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 is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mein's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Mein honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Scott average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Scott focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott accepts. His practice is open to new patients. 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.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verma include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Verma is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Verma attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Verma honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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's specialty is neonatology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Babington graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Babington's training includes a residency program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Babington's 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mahmood graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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. Dr. Mahmood has an open panel.

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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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