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

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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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ippoliti include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ippoliti honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Before completing his residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Ippoliti attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ippoliti is professionally affiliated with 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)

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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. Patients gave Dr. Enayati an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Enayati include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and liver disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Enayati attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Enayati (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Enayati is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Achalasia, Nutrition Issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal Spasm, Nausea, Weight ... (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's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Clinical interests for Dr. Frykman include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. Dr. Frykman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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)

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. Dr. Nowain (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests include hemorrhoid banding, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Dr. Nowain is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. After attending the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Nowain completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Nowain welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Theodore Stein works as a gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Stein speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. Dr. Stein attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He trained at VA Wadsworth Medical Center for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein has received the distinction of 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)

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

Dr. Robert Gross practices adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Gross speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gross include gastrointestinal bleeding, bronchitis, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Gross trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Gross is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gross include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Pimentel specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Pimentel's areas of expertise include sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba for residency. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pimentel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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: Pain, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Wilmongton, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Naim include obesity, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naim is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. Dr. Naim's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, Medi-Cal, and more.

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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
99 N La Cienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Enrique Slodownik's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Slodownik include sigmoidoscopy, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Slodownik honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Slodownik speaks Spanish. Dr. Slodownik is 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 Adult Gastroenterology
9090 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 101
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Carey Strom's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Strom's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He accepts Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Strom graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the following distinctions: 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 General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Scott Cunneen is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and critical care specialist. Dr. Cunneen's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, stomach surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
150 North Robertson Boulevard; Suite 204
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Peyton Berookim specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Beverly Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berookim include celiac disease, colonoscopy, and constipation. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Berookim 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 professional recognition including the following: 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, Hepatology
8631 W 3rd Street; Suite 1015e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Siamak Tabib is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Los Angeles, CA. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tabib's areas of expertise include the following: pain, nutrition counseling, and achalasia. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors CIGNA EPO, CIGNA Plans, Great-West Healthcare, and more. Dr. Tabib has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Tabib (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Department of Internal Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Derek Cheng practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cheng include diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency.

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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
240 S La Cienega Boulevard; Suit 102
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Shahab Mehdizadeh's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mehdizadeh's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sigmoidoscopy, nutrition counseling, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Mehdizadeh completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Mehdizadeh has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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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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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.