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We found 26 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Aetna near San Pedro, CA.

Dr. Oren Zaidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23600 Telo Avenue 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Oren Zaidel is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Zaidel trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zaidel has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Zaidel is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Ramin Mir Roohipour, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 200
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Roohipour is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. After completing medical school at Iran University of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roohipour include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roohipour honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer, Stomach Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2573b Pacific Coast Highway
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sutha Sachar's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. These areas are among Dr. Sachar's clinical interests: obesity, pancreas problems, and liver disease. Dr. Sachar is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
658 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Morris Taub is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include obesity, holistic approaches, and liver disease. Dr. Taub is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Taub attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 204
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Judy Law-Torok is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Law-Torok accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Affiliated, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Law-Torok studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, General Care, Acid Reflux

Dr. Peter Bachel Shin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23326 Hawthore Boulevard; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Shin specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Shin obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Shin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. James Edward Camel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Camel is a general surgery specialist in Torrance, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Camel is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Camel's training includes residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Camel average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camel takes. Dr. Camel's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Mona Shailesh Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1600 S Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Mona Shah sees patients in San Pedro, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shah honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. She completed her residency training at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Shah's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Houman Esmailzadeh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Houman Solomon specializes in general surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Solomon at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Solomon is open to new patients. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Hope Friedlander, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Friedlander's medical specialty is general surgery. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Friedlander performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Friedlander's professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Muttalib's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After completing medical school at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College, Dr. Muttalib performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Meena Oberoi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Meena Oberoi's areas of specialization are family medicine and general internal medicine; she sees patients in Torrance, CA. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. Dr. Oberoi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from King George Medical University. She completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Oberoi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Edgardo Alvarez Osea, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1310 Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Edgardo Osea's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Osea's areas of expertise include the following: anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Osea accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Daryl Robert Rheuark, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
24520 Hawthorne Blvd. 240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daryl Rheuark is an otolaryngologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rheuark's clinical interests include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Rheuark attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. James Allen Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1350 W. 6th Street; Suite 200
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. James Schmidt's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmidt include menopause, migraine, and general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Schmidt is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schmidt takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Schmidt speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Marina Raikhel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25043 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. Marina Raikhel is a family medicine physician in Lomita, CA. She attended The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Raikhel's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Raikhel is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raikhel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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.