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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 a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Zaidel trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zaidel has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. 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. He has an open panel.

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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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Torrance, CA. His clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Takemura has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Takemura is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, 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

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

Dr. Nazir Khaja's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khaja (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Khaja has indicated that his clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Khaja graduated from Osmania Medical College. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to 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 specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Shin 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). In addition to English, Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Shin's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a general surgery specialist in Torrance, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Camel is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Camel's training includes residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Camel average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camel takes. Dr. Camel's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Solomon at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests 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. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Solomon is open to new patients. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete 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 medical specialty is general surgery. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Friedlander performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Friedlander's professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Muttalib's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After completing medical school at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College, Dr. Muttalib performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Meena Oberoi's areas of specialization are family medicine and general internal medicine; she sees patients in Torrance, CA. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. Dr. Oberoi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from King George Medical University. She completed her residency training 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 professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Oberoi welcomes new patients.

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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. Dr. Ekejiuba attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ekejiuba include menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ekejiuba takes. She speaks Nigerian. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ekejiuba's practice 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Osea's areas of expertise include the following: anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Osea accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, anti-aging, and acid reflux (GERD). Patient ratings for Dr. Egan average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Egan attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Egan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Egan is professionally affiliated with 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)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Anti-Aging

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. Dr. Golbari obtained his medical school training at The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, massage, and migraine. The average patient rating for Dr. Golbari is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Golbari is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Golbari (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Golbari's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a family medicine physician in Lomita, CA. She attended The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Raikhel's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Raikhel is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raikhel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She 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 works as a family practitioner. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. These areas are among Dr. Shen's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Before performing her residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Dr. Shen attended St. George's University School of Medicine. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Shen's practice 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Rolling Hills Estates, CA, R. H. E, CA, and Los Alamitos, CA. Dr. Gorlick obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Gorlick include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gorlick is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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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.