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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Quilici (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quilici accepts. Dr. Quilici has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His practice is open to 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ippoliti trained at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ippoliti at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Enayati's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and liver disease. His professional affiliations include Providence Saint John's Health Center and Cedars-Sinai. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Enayati takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Enayati 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. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Enayati (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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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
8723 Alden Drive; Steven Spielberg Building, Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philip Frykman's area of specialization is pediatric 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. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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. Arash Ari Nowain, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
9730 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite #115
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Arash Nowain specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Beverly Hills, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nowain's clinical interests include hemorrhoid banding, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He accepts Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Nowain attended medical school at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Nowain has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Nowain (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Before performing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center, Dr. Stein attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Stein is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Houshmand Naim is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Los Angeles, CA and Wilmongton, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Naim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Naim is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York Methodist Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Robert Gross is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Gross include gastrointestinal bleeding, bronchitis, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gross takes. Dr. Gross has received distinctions including 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Dr. Pimentel is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba for residency. Dr. Pimentel 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 takes. His distinctions 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)

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

Dr. Enrique Slodownik's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Slodownik's clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Slodownik honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Slodownik graduated from La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and then Dr. Slodownik performed Dr. Slodownik's residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Slodownik is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Peyton Berookim practices adult gastroenterology in Beverly Hills, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Berookim include celiac disease, colonoscopy, and constipation. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Before completing his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Berookim attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Berookim is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berookim accepts the following insurance: Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Strom's clinical interests include gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Strom attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among Dr. Cunneen's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, stomach surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Cunneen has received the distinction of 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)

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. Dr. Mehdizadeh's areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, nutrition counseling, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His training includes a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mehdizadeh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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)

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

Dr. Siamak Tabib is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Tabib is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tabib include pain, nutrition counseling, and achalasia. He takes CIGNA EPO, CIGNA Plans, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Tabib has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Tabib (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Tabib 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)

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

Dr. Derek Cheng works as a gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cheng's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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