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 gastroenterology specialist in Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Zaidel's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Zaidel performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Zaidel is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Torrance, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Takemura average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Takemura include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Takemura is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Takemura attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Nazir Khaja's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Khaja takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Khaja (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Khaja welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Peter Shin's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin accepts. Dr. Shin attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. James Camel specializes in general surgery. Dr. Camel is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Camel include minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Camel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Solomon include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. Dr. Solomon is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Solomon honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital.

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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's specialty is general surgery. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedlander include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Dr. Friedlander honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Friedlander is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Muttalib's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Muttalib studied medicine at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. Dr. Muttalib's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 Manhattan Beach, CA physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Egan's clinical interests include sleep disorders, anti-aging, and acid reflux (GERD). She is an in-network provider for 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). Dr. Egan has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Egan is affiliated with 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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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Anti-Aging

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

Dr. Meena Oberoi's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Oberoi include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. The average patient rating for Dr. Oberoi is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oberoi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended King George Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jane Ekejiuba sees patients in Carson, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Her professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ekejiuba honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ekejiuba is open to new patients. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. She speaks Nigerian.

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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 attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. His areas of expertise include anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osea accepts. Dr. Osea (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Osea's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Abraham Golbari, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
14030 Crenshaw Boulevard
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Abraham Golbari's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Golbari include diabetes management, massage, and migraine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Golbari at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Golbari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Golbari's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Golbari's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Marina Raikhel's specialty is family medicine. She obtained her medical school training at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Raikhel is 2.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raikhel honors. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Raikhel's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting 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 is a family practice physician in Redondo Beach, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Shen's training includes a residency program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. She is open to new patients.

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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). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. Dr. Gorlick is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gorlick completed residency programs at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Gorlick speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.