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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is especially interested in colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Zaidel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Zaidel has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Zaidel is professionally affiliated with 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: Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

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

Dr. Sutha Sachar practices adult gastroenterology in Torrance, CA. Dr. Sachar's clinical interests include obesity, pancreas problems, and liver disease. She takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sachar is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Sachar is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Ramin Roohipour's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Roohipour is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Roohipour is open to new patients. He attended Iran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Harlem Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Morris Taub works as an adult gastroenterologist in San Pedro, CA. These areas are among Dr. Taub's clinical interests: obesity, holistic approaches, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taub accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Law-Torok's areas of expertise include the following: general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Affiliated, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Law-Torok attended medical school 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's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Shin takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Shin attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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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 specializes in general surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Camel include minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Camel is open to new patients. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Skin Cancer, Acid Reflux, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mona Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah is open to new patients. She graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. She trained at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. Dr. Solomon's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Solomon accepts. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Huntington Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Solomon's professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedlander include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Dr. Friedlander is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Friedlander is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a general internist. Dr. Muttalib's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. Dr. Muttalib's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, 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: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Poisoning, Migraine, Obesity, Anti-Aging, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daryl Rheuark is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. Dr. Rheuark is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rheuark takes. Dr. Rheuark's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rheuark speaks Spanish.

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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 specialty is family medicine. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmidt include menopause, migraine, and general care. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Schmidt speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He welcomes new patients.

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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 medical specialty is family medicine. She graduated from King George Medical University and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi's areas of expertise include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Oberoi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Aileen Miyoko Takahashi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Aileen Takahashi is a general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Torrance, CA. Dr. Takahashi obtained her medical school training at New York Medical College and performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Colon Problems, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marina Raikhel's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Raikhel's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Raikhel is a graduate of The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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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.
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