We found 26 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Oren Zaidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Oren Zaidel is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Zaidel completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Zaidel has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Mark H Takemura, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 280
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mark Takemura is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Takemura is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Takemura average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Takemura welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Nazir U Khaja, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 180
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Nazir Khaja is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Torrance, CA. Dr. Khaja is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Khaja (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Khaja's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Kristin Karin Egan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2809 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Egan is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Egan include eyelid surgery, rosacea, and dermabrasion. Dr. Egan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Egan's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Egan has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Peter Bachel Shin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23326 Hawthorne Blvd. 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Shin sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shin's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. James Edward Camel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Camel's area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Camel include minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Camel graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Camel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Houman Esmailzadeh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Houman Solomon works as a general surgeon in Torrance, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Solomon a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Solomon trained at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Solomon's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Melanie Hope Friedlander, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Friedlander specializes in general surgery and practices in Torrance, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Dr. Friedlander takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Friedlander attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Friedlander's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Friedlander's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Jane U Ekejiuba, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21501 Avalon Boulevard; Suite 100
Carson, CA
 

Dr. Jane Ekejiuba practices family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ekejiuba speaks Nigerian. Her areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Ekejiuba honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib works as a general internist in Torrance, CA. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Muttalib's clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muttalib honors. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. His residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian.

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Dr. Meena Oberoi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Meena Oberoi sees patients in Torrance, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oberoi include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. Patient ratings for Dr. Oberoi average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oberoi takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi's training includes residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Oberoi is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Brenda Shen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
520 N. Prospect Avenue; Suite 103
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Brenda Shen practices family medicine. Dr. Shen graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. She trained at Glendale Adventist Medical Center for her residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Shen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Aileen Miyoko Takahashi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Aileen Takahashi's areas of specialization are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine); she sees patients in Torrance, CA. Her clinical interests include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Takahashi honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Takahashi graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Marina Raikhel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25043 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. Marina Raikhel practices family medicine in Lomita, CA. She attended medical school at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. She completed her residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Raikhel's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Raikhel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Raikhel is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Edgardo Alvarez Osea, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1310 W. Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Edgardo Osea's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Osea is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his residency, Dr. Osea trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osea include anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Osea is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Laurence Karl Gorlick, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
550 Deep Valley Drive 319
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Gorlick's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Gorlick is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gorlick include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Gorlick a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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.
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