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We found 73 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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Quilici include thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). Patients gave Dr. Quilici an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Quilici's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting 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 is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Ippoliti's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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, 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, esophageal dilation, and anorectal manometry. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Conklin graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Conklin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Voted Best Doctors.

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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; Suite Ll15
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Mordo Suchov is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Suchov's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Suchov trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. In addition to English, Dr. Suchov speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Suchov is accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sheu speaks Taiwanese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sheu completed a residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Sach's clinical interests include obesity, holistic approaches, and osteopathic medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Sach has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Sach (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is 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, 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Buch honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buch attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Buch is accepting new patients.

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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. Dr. Bahar attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bahar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Bahar has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Chetty is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Chetty attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school. Dr. Chetty's average rating from his patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chetty honors. He welcomes 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 practices pediatric surgery and general surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. Dr. Frykman is an in-network provider 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)

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

Dr. Kenneth Hepps practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hepps include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Hepps has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Hepps has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Hepps 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Beverly Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Stein attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his 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. 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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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
5400 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 228
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Carl Blau practices gastroenterology (digestive system). His clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blau accepts. Dr. Blau studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In Dr. Gourdji's practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gourdji accepts. Dr. Gourdji is 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: Acid Reflux

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Pimentel is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Pimentel average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Dr. Pimentel is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Pimentel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Dr. Pimentel has received professional recognition including the following: 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Klasky is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In his practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Klasky's practice 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.