We found 17 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's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Her clinical interests include pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Mackenzie is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Mackenzie completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Mackenzie takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Mackenzie is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Pyloric Stenosis, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Sabina Ali is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She has indicated that her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Ali honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Dr. Ali's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and pediatric general surgery. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and French. His areas of expertise include the following: pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and inguinal hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. 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. Cathleen Nora Cabansag, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2186 Geary Boulevard; Suite #320
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Cathleen Cabansag is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cabansag is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Cabansag's residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Maurizio Bonacini's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Bonacini is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Bonacini is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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. Dr. Bonacini has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bonacini (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Bonacini is open to 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 sees patients in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gerson is conversant in French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gerson include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. 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. Dr. Gerson's training includes a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Agarwal's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes 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 CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. He welcomes 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. Mimi S Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
899 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mimi Lin is an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lin has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin takes. 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 welcomes 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. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese. Clinical interests for Dr. Sundberg include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Sundberg is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Sundberg performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Michael Verhille sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Verhille include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Verhille's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verhille honors. Dr. Verhille graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Verhille has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Viral Hepatitis, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, ... (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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). On average, patients gave Dr. Snape a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Snape obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Biliary Disorders, ... (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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Farrell's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Farrell 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.

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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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Aron has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Aron include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Aron (or staff) speaks 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. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Reed is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reed honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Reed attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Khmer-speaking 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohn include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Cohn accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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). Dr. Cohn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Martin Liberman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Liberman's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Washington DC VA Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Liberman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

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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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