We found 68 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Sherman Oaks, CA.

Dr. Philippe Jean Quilici, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
8635 W Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philippe Quilici is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Quilici (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quilici accepts. Dr. Quilici has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colectomy, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Cancer, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew F Ippoliti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8730 Alden Drive
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ippoliti trained at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ippoliti at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ippoliti's hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Esophageal Spasm, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel A Sach, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
18425 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 500
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Joel Sach is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Tarzana, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, acid reflux (GERD), and weight management. Dr. Sach has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sach takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Sach (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sach's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16311 Ventrua Boulvard; Suite 775
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Buch is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Buch's clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Buch include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Buch is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Nagaraj M Chetty, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15211 Vanowen Street; #209
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Nagaraj Chetty works as an adult gastroenterologist. Patients gave Dr. Chetty an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Chetty focuses on acid reflux (GERD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Chetty studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. For his professional training, Dr. Chetty completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 110
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Hepps specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tarzana, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Hepps is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hepps honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Hepps graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hepps speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 540
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Ron Bahar is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Encino, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Bahar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bahar has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Bahar (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Bahar's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Maurice Gourdji, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 110
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Maurice Gourdji works as a gastroenterologist in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Gourdji is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Gourdji focuses on acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gourdji takes. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Gourdji attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16260 Ventura Boulevard; Ste Ll-15
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Mordo Suchov's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Suchov average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Suchov accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Suchov attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Suchov speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Adventist Health System, and AppleCare Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
8723 Alden Drive; Steven Spielberg Building, Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philip Frykman's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Clinical interests for Dr. Frykman include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Pectus Excavatum, Ulcerative Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Nausea, Nissen ... (Read more)

Dr. Yeong An A Sheu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4314 W Victory Boulevard
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Yeong Sheu specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Burbank, CA and Alhambra, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheu include acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Accountable Health Plans, and more. He attended medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Sheu's medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. He speaks Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 110
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Michael Madievsky specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tarzana, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Madievsky has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatobiliary disorders and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending Kishinev State Medical Institute for medical school, Dr. Madievsky completed his residency training at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux, Hepatobiliary Disorders

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
18425 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 500
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Jim Amerian is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and abdominal pain. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Amerian honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Amerian is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Amerian attended New York Medical College for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Endoscopy, Constipation, Diarrhea, Peptic Ulcer, Abdominal Pain

Dr. Nojan Toomari, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18200 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Nojan Toomari works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and cancer surgeon. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Toomari include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. Dr. Toomari is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Kaiser Permanente are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toomari honors. Dr. Toomari welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Toomari's residency was performed at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Dr. Toomari (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Obesity, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Cancer, Gastric ... (Read more)

Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
5400 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 228
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Carl Blau is an Encino, CA physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Clinical interests for Dr. Blau include acid reflux (GERD). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blau is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Blau attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Blau is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8635 W. Third Street; Suite 995 West
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Theodore Stein works as an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Before performing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center, Dr. Stein attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Stein is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Biliary Disorders, Colon ... (Read more)

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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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