We found 18 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield PPO 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 is a pediatric general surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mackenzie include pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and hirschsprung disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Mackenzie has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Mackenzie's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Pyloric Stenosis, Hirschsprung Disease, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Cathleen Cabansag specializes in adult gastroenterology. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cabansag attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Cabansag takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Sabina A Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 216
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Ali's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali honors. Dr. Ali graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She welcomes 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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include 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 in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Lee is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and French.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Mimi S Mong, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
899 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mimi Lin is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Before performing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. In her practice, Dr. Lin focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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 is open to 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. Richard A Sundberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; Suite 416
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Sundberg is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Francisco, CA. He offers language support for Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese-speaking patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sundberg include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Before performing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Sundberg attended Creighton University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sundberg takes. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. William John Snape Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Snape's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Snape attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Snape include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snape honors. Dr. Snape's hospital/clinic 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: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maurizio Bonacini is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Bonacini (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. In his practice, Dr. Bonacini focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He attended Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bonacini is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bonacini's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sedation, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Obesity, ... (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 especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerson accepts. 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. For her residency, Dr. Gerson trained at California Pacific Medical Center. She is conversant in French. Dr. Gerson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She 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. Nikhil Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
899 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nikhil Agarwal is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in San Francisco, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Agarwal is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hydrogen Breath Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Verhille is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Verhille is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Verhille studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Verhille is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Frank Farrell is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist in San Francisco, CA. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Farrell takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Farrell completed a residency program at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Dr. Farrell's hospital/clinic 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: Colitis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Aron is an adult gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Aron average 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aron include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Aron completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Aron (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Chest Pain, Colitis, Sedation, Hydrogen Breath Test, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Reed is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reed accepts. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Reed attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Khmer-speaking patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Reed welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Gallstones, Enteroscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin S Liberman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3637 Sacramento Street; Suite B
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Martin Liberman specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Liberman is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Liberman include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Washington DC VA Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Liberman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Blood Tests, Colitis, Fecal Occult Blood Test, Sedation, Fecal Incontinence, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susie W Cohn, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
513 Parnassus Avenue; Room S-357
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Susie Cohn is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohn include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Cohn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She 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). She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohn is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (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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