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We found 5 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept TRICARE Prime Remote near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Kuntal Mihir Thaker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2850 Commercial Crossing
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kuntal Thaker specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. In Dr. Thaker's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thaker honors. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Thaker (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Thaker is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Kourosh F Ghassemi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1662 Dominican Way
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kourosh Ghassemi works as an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ghassemi include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghassemi graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Ghassemi speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Kathrin Rachel Sidell, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kathrin Sidell's specialty is general pediatrics. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Sidell performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Jeanne M Gallagher, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Jeanne Gallagher practices general pediatrics. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gallagher's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients gave Dr. Gallagher an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Susan E Borba, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Susan Borba's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Borba is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borba takes. She has an open panel. Dr. Borba is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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.