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

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

Dr. Mark Takemura is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Takemura completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Takemura include acid reflux (GERD). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Takemura accepts. Dr. Takemura is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Oren Zaidel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Zaidel is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in 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. Dr. Zaidel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Zaidel has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Nazir Khaja is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khaja include acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Khaja (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Khaja has an open panel.

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

Dr. Kristin Egan is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, rosacea, and dermabrasion. On average, patients gave Dr. Egan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Egan is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Egan is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Melanie Friedlander is a specialist in general surgery. She works in Torrance, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedlander include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedlander is accepting new patients. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Solomon attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Solomon's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jane Ekejiuba specializes in family medicine. She studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Ekejiuba completed her residency training at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ekejiuba include menopause, general care, and varicose veins. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Nigerian. Dr. Ekejiuba is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ekejiuba is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Aileen Takahashi is a physician who specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Takahashi include obesity, cancer, and gastric bypass surgery. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Takahashi is open to new patients.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Osea is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include anti-aging, diabetes management, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Osea honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, Dr. Osea attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Meena Oberoi specializes in family medicine and practices in Torrance, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Oberoi include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University, Dr. Oberoi attended medical school at King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Dr. Hubert Vance Sung, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21311 Madrona Avenue; #100-a
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Sung practices family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Sung's clinical interests: diabetes management, asthma, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. Before completing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center, Dr. Sung attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to 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: Diabetes Management, Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, General Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Peter Shin's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, general care, and varicose veins. Dr. Shin is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Shin attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. James Camel is a general surgery specialist in Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise 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. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Camel attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Camel takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a general internist in Torrance, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Muttalib average 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include menopause, general care, and varicose veins. Dr. Muttalib is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Muttalib's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Muttalib trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian.

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

Dr. Brenda Shen sees patients in Redondo Beach, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shen include menopause, general care, and nutrition issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shen honors. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. She trained at Glendale Adventist Medical Center for residency. She speaks Cantonese. Dr. Shen's professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Marina Raikhel works as a family practitioner in Lomita, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Raikhel include sleep disorders, obesity, and anti-aging. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raikhel accepts. She attended The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Raikhel has an open panel.

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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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