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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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Her areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Ali has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ali takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. 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. Dr. Ali is accepting 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 practices pediatric general surgery in San Francisco, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Mackenzie accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She 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 has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Mackenzie is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as a cancer surgeon and pediatric general surgeon in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and inguinal hernia. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lee has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Lee is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Verhille focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Verhille is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Verhille graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: 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. Cathleen Nora Cabansag, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2186 Geary Boulevard; Suite #320
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Cathleen Cabansag is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cabansag is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cabansag trained at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Cabansag's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is open to 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. Mimi S Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
899 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mimi Lin is a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. She speaks Mandarin. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Before performing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. Dr. Bonacini's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bonacini include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at New York Hospital Queens and Booth Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bonacini has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Bonacini (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Bonacini 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. 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 gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) specialist in San Francisco, CA. Before performing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Snape attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Snape is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Snape takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikhil Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
899 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nikhil Agarwal's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Agarwal attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Richard A Sundberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; Suite 416
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Sundberg is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Sundberg average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sundberg include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Sundberg's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Sundberg attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for patients who speak Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Hemochromatosis, Bleeding, Pancreatic Cancer, Irritable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lauren Gerson's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, and SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of California Pacific Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gerson's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Gerson is 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Gerson speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She 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. Jeffrey M Aron, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; 108b
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Aron's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Aron accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Aron performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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. Dr. Aron's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Frank Farrell practices gastroenterology (digestive system) in San Francisco, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Farrell honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Farrell welcomes 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. James Henry Reed, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
450 Sutter Street; Suite 1203
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. James Reed is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Reed focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco for residency. He offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Khmer-speaking patients. Dr. Reed is 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: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Sedation, Gallstones, Capsule Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Martin Liberman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in San Francisco, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Liberman average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Liberman is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Liberman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. 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.

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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)

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

Dr. Susie Cohn is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Cohn attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohn accepts. Her 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)

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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.