We found 70 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Quilici graduated from the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Quilici completed residency programs at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Quilici average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Quilici takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ippoliti is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Ippoliti is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ippoliti has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Buch practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Buch is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Buch attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Buch has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks German. Dr. Buch is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Joel Sach is a gastroenterologist in Tarzana, CA. His areas of expertise include obesity, holistic approaches, and osteopathic medicine. Dr. Sach is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Sach studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sach (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Holistic Approaches, Osteopathic Medicine, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity

Dr. Jeffrey Lynn Conklin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Conklin's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, esophageal dilation, and anorectal manometry. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Conklin obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Conklin include: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Voted Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Anorectal Manometry, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Yeong Sheu is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Sheu has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheu accepts. He studied medicine at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sheu trained at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Taiwanese. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Ron Bahar's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bahar has a special interest in migraine and 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. Bahar accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bahar's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bahar include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Bahar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Migraine, Headache, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Maurice Gourdji's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Gourdji is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Gourdji's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Mordo Suchov practices adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Suchov's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Before completing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Suchov attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Suchov average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Suchov honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Suchov welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Nagaraj Chetty is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chetty's average rating from his patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Dr. Chetty honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Philip Frykman practices pediatric surgery and general surgery in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. Dr. Frykman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. His professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Kenneth Hepps, who practices in Tarzana, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Hepps is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Hepps attended medical school at 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 a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Hepps is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Irving Klasky, who practices in Tarzana, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Klasky attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klasky include acid reflux (GERD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Klasky has an open panel.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Houshmand Joseph Naim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
8631 W. 3rd Street; Suit #444
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Houshmand Naim is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Naim's clinical interests: obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naim accepts. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Naim is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gallstones, Hypertension, Nissen Fundoplication, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Madievsky is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Madievsky has a special interest in hepatobiliary disorders and acid reflux (GERD). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Madievsky graduated from Kishinev State Medical Institute. His residency was performed at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Madievsky's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux, Hepatobiliary Disorders

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

Dr. Carl Blau specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). In addition to English, Dr. Blau speaks Hebrew. His clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Blau is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

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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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