We found 51 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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Dr. Quilici's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Quilici is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ippoliti's areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Ippoliti a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ippoliti's hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Pedram Enayati's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Enayati include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and liver disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Enayati a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, 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. Enayati has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Enayati (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Enayati is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Achalasia, Nutrition Issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal Spasm, Nausea, Intestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Philip Frykman's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Frykman graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Frykman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Frykman is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Houshmand Naim practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Los Angeles, CA and Wilmongton, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Naim is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Naim performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gallstones, Hypertension, Nissen Fundoplication, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arash Nowain is an adult gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Nowain (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nowain include hemorrhoid banding, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nowain is an in-network provider for Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Nowain has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Theodore Stein's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stein is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Stein completed his residency training at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Robert Gross is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gross's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, bronchitis, and crohn's disease. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Gross's medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gross 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Pimentel specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pimentel include sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pimentel honors. After attending the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Pimentel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Enrique Slodownik is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Slodownik's clinical interests: sigmoidoscopy, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Slodownik accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Slodownik studied medicine at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Slodownik trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, 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)

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

Dr. Peyton Berookim works as a gastroenterologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berookim include celiac disease, colonoscopy, and constipation. He is an in-network provider for Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare insurance. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Berookim is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Carey Strom is an adult gastroenterology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Strom speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Strom is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Strom has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Scott Cunneen sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Cunneen's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, stomach surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Cunneen 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)

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

Dr. Shahab Mehdizadeh is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Beverly Hills, CA. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Mehdizadeh attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Mehdizadeh's areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, nutrition counseling, and crohn's disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Siamak Tabib is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He works in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Tabib (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tabib include pain, nutrition counseling, and achalasia. Dr. Tabib is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tabib accepts several insurance carriers, including CIGNA EPO, CIGNA Plans, and Great-West Healthcare. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Derek Cheng works as an adult gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Cheng's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng takes. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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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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.
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