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, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Zaidel's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Zaidel 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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Roohipour is a graduate of Iran University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Roohipour accepts Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Sutha Sachar's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include obesity, pancreas problems, and liver disease. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Sachar completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Sachar speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She is accepting new patients.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Taub's clinical interests include obesity, holistic approaches, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Taub studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for his residency.

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

Dr. Judy Law-Torok works as a gastroenterologist. Her clinical interests encompass general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Law-Torok is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Law-Torok honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Affiliated, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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 practices family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. James Camel's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Camel's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camel takes. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Camel's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. 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. 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. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah's medical residency was performed 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 languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Shah 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Solomon include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. Dr. Solomon honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Huntington Memorial Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Solomon's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Melanie Friedlander's area of specialization is general surgery. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Friedlander's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Friedlander's training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedlander has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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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 an internist in Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Muttalib's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Muttalib attended medical school at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. He is 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. Muttalib's office for an appointment.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oberoi include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oberoi is accepting new patients. After attending King George Medical University for medical school, 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.

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

Dr. Edgardo Osea is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osea include anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. Dr. Osea's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Osea is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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

Dr. Daryl Rheuark practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Torrance, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rheuark include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. Dr. Rheuark is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rheuark is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Schmidt is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Schmidt takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Marina Raikhel specializes in family medicine and practices in Lomita, CA. Dr. Raikhel has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raikhel include menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raikhel studied medicine at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Dr. Raikhel has an open panel.

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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.