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We found 10 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Tustin, CA.

Dr. William Ernest Karnes Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 The City Drive South; Building 22c
Orange, CA
 

Dr. William Karnes works as an adult gastroenterologist in Orange, CA, Irvine, CA, and Costa Mesa, CA. Dr. Karnes is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Karnes is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Karnes include: Best Doctors in America - Gastroenterology; American Federation of Clinical Research Award; and Merck Fellowship Training Grant.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Phyllis F Agran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
805 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 108
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Phyllis Agran is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Agran is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. She attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agran takes. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Physicians of Excellence - Orange County Medical Association; and The American Academy of Pediatrics Special Achievement Award.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Jason Buddika Samarasena, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
101 The City Drive South; Building 22c
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Jason Samarasena is a general internist in Orange, CA and Long Beach, CA. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Samarasena is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Samarasena's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors in America - Gastroenterology and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Interventional Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth J. J Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 The City Drive South, Building 23; 3rd Floor
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Chang specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Costa Mesa, CA and Orange, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency. He has received distinctions including Physicians of Excellence - Orange County Medical Association; Best Doctors in America - Gastroenterology; and Excellence in Teaching Award - Gastroenterology Division, UC Irvine Medical Center. He is conversant in Chinese. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. C Gregory Gregory Albers, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 The City Drive South; Building 23, 3rd Floor
Orange, CA
 

Dr. C. Albers is an adult gastroenterologist in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Albers's clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and capsule endoscopy. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Albers's distinctions include: Best Doctors in America (Gastroenterology); ARISE Award for Integrity, UC Irvine Medical Center; and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric H Pham, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17542 E. 17th Street; Suite 410
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Eric Pham is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Pham's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pham honors. Dr. Pham obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ying-Li Helen Pao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
200 S Manchester Avenue; Suite 315
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ying-Li Pao is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Pao trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In Dr. Pao's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes management, general care, and women's health issues. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pao honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Pao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Acid Reflux, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Brian R Smith, MD
Specializes in Surgery
101 The City Drive South; Building 23
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Brian Smith, who practices in Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Smith takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and more. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; American College of Surgeons Health Policy Scholar; and Golden Scalpel Award for medical student teaching. Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, Cancer

Dr. Taylor Tram Tran, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2212 E. Fourth Street; #201
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Taylor Tran practices general pediatrics in Orange, CA and Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Tran is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Orange County. Her clinical interests include newborn care, infections, and asthma. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Skin Issues, Allergies, Newborn Care, Constipation, Infections, Asthma, Acid Reflux

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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Internal Medicine
14351 Myford Road; Suite B
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Joel Neutel's area of specialization is legal medicine. Dr. Neutel's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and foot ulcers. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, and PacifiCare. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Neutel speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Neutel is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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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.