We found 17 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield PPO near San Francisco, CA.

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

Dr. Sabina Ali specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ali include inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali takes. Her education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her practice 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. Tippi C Mackenzie, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
550-16th Street; 5th Floor, Box 0570
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Tippi Mackenzie's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Mackenzie attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. She is especially interested in pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and acid reflux (GERD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mackenzie honors. Dr. Mackenzie has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and pediatric general surgery. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise consist of pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and inguinal hernia. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and French. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Cathleen Cabansag's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cabansag accepts. Dr. Cabansag attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cabansag is accepting 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. Michael Scott Verhille, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; Suite 416
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Verhille's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verhille include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Verhille accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Verhille is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of California Pacific Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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. Mimi S Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
899 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mimi Lin specializes in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lin's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her training includes a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Lin's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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. These areas are among Dr. Bonacini's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens and Booth Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bonacini (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Bonacini is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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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 medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Gerson attended 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. Dr. Gerson is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerson accepts. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Gerson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. 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. Nikhil Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
899 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nikhil Agarwal works as an adult gastroenterologist. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Agarwal attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. In Dr. Agarwal's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Agarwal 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. William John Snape Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Snape is an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in San Francisco, CA. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Snape's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Snape at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He 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. Richard A Sundberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; Suite 416
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Sundberg is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Sundberg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sundberg's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese-speaking patients. Dr. Sundberg is professionally affiliated with 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: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Hemochromatosis, Bleeding, Pancreatic Cancer, Irritable ... (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. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Farrell's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, Dr. Farrell attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Aron's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Aron (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Reed offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Khmer. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reed include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Reed is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. 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. Dr. Reed's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Sedation, Gallstones, Enteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Susie Cohn sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Cohn completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cohn include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Cohn's professional affiliations include 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, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Martin Liberman works as an adult gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liberman honors. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Washington DC VA Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Liberman is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Blood Tests, Colitis, Fecal Occult Blood Test, Sedation, Fecal Incontinence, Upper ... (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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