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We found 10 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept 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' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Dr. Karnes obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Karnes is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karnes accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agran honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Agran attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Agran has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Physicians of Excellence - Orange County Medical Association; and The American Academy of Pediatrics Special Achievement Award. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Chang is an adult gastroenterologist in Costa Mesa, CA and Orange, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include barrett's esophagus, interventional endoscopy, and gastrointestinal cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Chang is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic ... (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' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, capsule endoscopy, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Albers takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Albers has received 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Orange, CA and Tustin, CA. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Pham attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pham include laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pham accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Jason Samarasena sees patients in Orange, CA and Long Beach, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Samarasena include barrett's esophagus, interventional endoscopy, and pancreatic cysts. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samarasena attended Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Samarasena include: Best Doctors in America - Gastroenterology and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Samarasena is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic Cysts, Acid Reflux, Polyps, ... (Read more)

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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pao include diabetes management, general care, and women's health issues. Dr. Pao's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Pao completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Pao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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 Surgical Oncology
101 The City Drive South; Building 23
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Brian Smith works as a surgical oncologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include gastrectomy, laparoscopic esophagectomy, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and more. Dr. Smith 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.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Open Hernia Repair, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Taylor Tran's specialty is general pediatrics. Patients rated Dr. Tran highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, infections, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Orange County. In addition to English, Dr. Tran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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 is a legal medicine specialist. Dr. Neutel's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and foot ulcers. He takes United Healthcare HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, and PacifiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Neutel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He welcomes 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.