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We found 53 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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer surgery. Patients rated Dr. Quilici highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Quilici include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ippoliti's professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Ippoliti attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital for residency. He 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frykman include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein honors. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and 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.

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

Dr. Arash Nowain is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Nowain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nowain include hemorrhoid banding, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Dr. Nowain is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. 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 a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nowain's office for an appointment.

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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
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Pimentel is an adult gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Pimentel a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pimentel include sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Pimentel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Pimentel attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinctions: 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)

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

Dr. Robert Gross is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gross attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, bronchitis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Gross's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gross include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Gross speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 is a Beverly Hills, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Slodownik's clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Slodownik honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Slodownik's education and training includes medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and 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)

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

Dr. Scott Cunneen works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and intensive care specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, stomach surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Cunneen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Cunneen completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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 in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Berookim has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, colonoscopy, and constipation. He accepts Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Berookim is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Berookim trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He 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)

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

Dr. Pedram Enayati is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Enayati performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Enayati include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and inflammatory bowel disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Enayati speaks Spanish. He 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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naim honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Naim is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cheng completed a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, and upper endoscopy (EGD). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9090 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 101
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Carey Strom is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Beverly Hills, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Strom 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. Patients rated Dr. Strom highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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)

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

Dr. Shahab Mehdizadeh is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, nutrition counseling, and crohn's disease. Dr. Mehdizadeh is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Mehdizadeh's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
8631 W 3rd Street; Suite 1015e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Siamak Tabib specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Los Angeles, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Tabib's clinical interests: pain, nutrition counseling, and achalasia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for CIGNA EPO, CIGNA Plans, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tabib has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Tabib (or staff) speaks 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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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.