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We found 12 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Net Value HMO CalPERS Limited Network near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Tippi C Mackenzie, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
550-16th Street; 5th Floor, Box 0570
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Tippi Mackenzie's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Mackenzie is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Mackenzie obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Pyloric Stenosis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Hanmin Lee, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric General Surgery
550 - 16th Street; 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Hanmin Lee's specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and pediatric general surgery. He practices in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and inguinal hernia. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Lee has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and French.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Pyloric Stenosis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Michael Scott Verhille, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; Suite 416
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Verhille works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Verhille include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verhille honors. Dr. Verhille welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Verhille trained at California Pacific Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Viral Hepatitis, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A Sundberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; Suite 416
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Sundberg is an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sundberg include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sundberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Sundberg trained at California Pacific Medical Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese-speaking patients. Dr. Sundberg's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cathleen Nora Cabansag, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2186 Geary Boulevard; Suite #320
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Cathleen Cabansag practices adult gastroenterology in San Francisco, CA. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Cabansag honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cabansag has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Maurizio Bonacini, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Maurizio Bonacini's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He studied medicine at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens and Booth Memorial Hospital. In Dr. Bonacini's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bonacini honors. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Bonacini (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Lauren B Gerson, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2340 Clay Street; 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Gerson's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gerson include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Gerson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For her professional training, Dr. Gerson completed a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Gerson is conversant in French. Dr. Gerson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Jeffrey M Aron, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; 108b
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Aron specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Aron's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Aron has an open panel. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Aron (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Chest Pain, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank J Farrell, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2186 Geary Boulevard; Suite 320
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Frank Farrell is a gastroenterologist in San Francisco, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. Dr. Farrell is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion's residency program. Dr. Farrell's average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. James Henry Reed, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
450 Sutter Street; Suite 1203
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. James Reed is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Reed's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Reed takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Khmer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Reed is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
513 Parnassus Avenue; Room S-357
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Susie Cohn is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Cohn honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Caroline Yong, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
805 Clay Street; Suite 1
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Caroline Yong is a general pediatrician in San Francisco, CA. She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Yong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Yong's training includes residency programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yong is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bulimia, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent ... (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.