We found 5 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Burlingame, CA.

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Dr. Eugene Young Lee, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
100 South Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 507
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Lee's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lee trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Robert A Osterhoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Robert Osterhoff is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Burlingame, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Osterhoff include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Osterhoff is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Michael David Bender, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bender works as an adult gastroenterologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Bender attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Bender trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). On average, patients gave Dr. Bender a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bender honors. Dr. Bender welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Nabeel J Madanat, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 701
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Nabeel Madanat sees patients in Burlingame, CA. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Madanat studied medicine at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Dr. Madanat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish. Dr. Madanat's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Maria V Abunto, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1001 Sneath Lane; Suite 104
San Bruno, CA
 

Dr. Maria Abunto is a pediatrician in San Bruno, CA. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Abunto attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Abunto (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Abunto is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is accepting new patients.

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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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