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We found 52 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept CIGNA PPO near West Hollywood, CA.

Dr. Philippe Jean Quilici, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
8635 W Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philippe Quilici is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Quilici include thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). Patients gave Dr. Quilici an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Quilici's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colectomy, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Cancer, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew F Ippoliti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8631 W 3rd Street; Suite 1015e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Ippoliti's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ippoliti has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Colon Problems, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
8723 Alden Drive; Steven Spielberg Building, Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philip Frykman practices pediatric surgery and general surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. Dr. Frykman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Pectus Excavatum, Ulcerative Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Nausea, Nissen ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8635 W. Third Street; Suite 995 West
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Theodore Stein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Beverly Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Stein attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Dr. Stein has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Biliary Disorders, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Pimentel is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Pimentel average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Dr. Pimentel is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Pimentel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Dr. Pimentel has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Arash Ari Nowain, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
9730 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite #115
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Arash Nowain's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Nowain's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nowain include hemorrhoid banding, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Nowain average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Nowain (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Gastritis, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Upper Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3831 Hughes Avenue; #706
Culver City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gross, who practices in Culver City, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gross include gastrointestinal bleeding, bronchitis, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gross honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Bronchitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Nausea, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
99 N La Cienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Enrique Slodownik practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Slodownik include sigmoidoscopy, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Slodownik takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Slodownik attended La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Slodownik's residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Slodownik speaks Spanish. Dr. Slodownik is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Scott Cunneen's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Cunneen include colorectal surgery procedures, stomach surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Cunneen obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cunneen has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Weight Loss, Nissen Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peyton P Berookim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
150 North Robertson Boulevard; Suite 204
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Peyton Berookim works as an adult gastroenterologist. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Berookim performed his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His clinical interests include celiac disease, colonoscopy, and constipation. Patient ratings for Dr. Berookim average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berookim is in-network for Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9033 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Pedram Enayati is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Beverly Hills, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Enayati trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Enayati include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Enayati has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Enayati is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Achalasia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nausea, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
8631 W. 3rd Street; Suit #444
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Houshmand Naim's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Naim include obesity, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Naim is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Naim is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naim accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Gallstones, Hypertension, Nissen Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Department of Internal Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Derek Cheng is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Cheng is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cheng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9090 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 101
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Carey Strom's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Strom's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He takes Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Strom attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Nausea, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
240 S La Cienega Boulevard; Suit 102
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Shahab Mehdizadeh is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Mehdizadeh's areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, nutrition counseling, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mehdizadeh is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Pancreatic Cancer, Irritable ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
8631 W 3rd Street; Suite 1015e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Siamak Tabib works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: pain, nutrition counseling, and achalasia. The average patient rating for Dr. Tabib is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tabib is an in-network provider for CIGNA EPO, CIGNA Plans, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tabib is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Tabib (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable ... (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.