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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Zaidel focuses on colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zaidel has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Her areas of expertise include obesity, pancreas problems, and liver disease. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sachar obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Sachar is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She welcomes 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. Dr. Roohipour accepts Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Roohipour attended Iran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Roohipour is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in San Pedro, CA. His areas of expertise include obesity, liver disease, and general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Taub average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taub accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Taub graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Obesity, Hemorrhoids, General Care

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

Dr. Judy Law-Torok is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Law-Torok's clinical interests include general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Affiliated. Dr. Law-Torok graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She is affiliated with 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: Liver Disease, General Care, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Houman Solomon is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Torrance, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Solomon is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Before completing his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Solomon attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His 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's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Friedlander's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Friedlander has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Peter B Shin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23326 Hawthore Boulevard; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Shin's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include menopause, general care, and varicose veins. Dr. Shin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Azhar Muttalib works as a general internist. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Muttalib include menopause, general care, and varicose veins. Patient ratings for Dr. Muttalib average 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Torrance, CA. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Rheuark completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rheuark include sleep disorders, obesity, and asthma. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rheuark is professionally affiliated with 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)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Asthma

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

Dr. James Schmidt works as a family practice physician in San Pedro, CA. Dr. Schmidt speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmidt include menopause, general care, and varicose veins. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Schmidt average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schmidt takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her clinical interests include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. Dr. Oberoi is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She graduated from King George Medical University. Her training includes residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. On average, patients gave Dr. Oberoi a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oberoi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is accepting 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. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include menopause, general care, and varicose veins. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Shah attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. She trained at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies 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. 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. Dr. Takahashi's areas of expertise include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Takahashi's 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. James E Camel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Camel specializes in general surgery and practices in Torrance, CA. Dr. Camel has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Camel completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in family medicine. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Raikhel include sleep disorders, obesity, and anti-aging. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Raikhel attended The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Raikhel 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 her office for an appointment.

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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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