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We found 74 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 medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer surgery. Patients rated Dr. Quilici highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Quilici include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ippoliti's professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Ippoliti attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital for residency. He 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, Colon Problems, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Conklin is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, esophageal dilation, and anorectal manometry. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conklin honors. Dr. Conklin studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Conklin completed a residency program 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. Mordo Suchov, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16260 Ventura Boulevard; Ste Ll-15
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Mordo Suchov is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Los Angeles, CA and Encino, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suchov include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Suchov's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. 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. Suchov studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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. In addition to English, he speaks Taiwanese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheu include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Sheu's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Sheu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Joel Sach works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Sach (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Sach include obesity, holistic approaches, and osteopathic medicine. Dr. Sach is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Sach graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Buch is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Encino, CA. He speaks German. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Buch include acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Buch attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Buch is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Ron Bahar is an Encino, CA physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bahar's clinical interests encompass migraine and acid reflux (GERD). The average patient rating for Dr. Bahar is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bahar's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Bahar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Migraine, Headache, 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chetty include acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. Dr. Chetty has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Philip Frykman is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frykman include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Hepps specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). The average patient rating for Dr. Hepps is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hepps takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hepps trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hepps speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Theodore Stein's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein honors. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Dr. Stein has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Carl Blau's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Blau is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Blau accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Maurice Gourdji, who practices in Tarzana, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Gourdji is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gourdji attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Pimentel is an adult gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Pimentel a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pimentel include sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Pimentel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Pimentel attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Irving Klasky is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Tarzana, CA. In his practice, Dr. Klasky focuses on acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Klasky takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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.