We found 11 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept TRICARE Extra near San Carlos, CA.

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Dr. Claribel Paguio Taylor, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Claribel Taylor is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Taylor at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Taylor accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, Capsule Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erick Peiren Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Erick Chan, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Chan's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Roost, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Roost sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Roost is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roost honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Roost is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mimi S Mong, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
900 Welch Road; Suite 202
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mimi Lin's specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). She practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Lin's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Lin graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Lin's residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sinda M Mein, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sinda Mein's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mein is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Mein's training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Mein has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Brennan A Scott, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Brennan Scott specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scott include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Scott graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Scott's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahul Verma, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Verma's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Atlanta Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Verma has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Verma is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA, is a medical specialist in neonatology. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Babington attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Babington is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Naveen Sultana Mahmood, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Naveen Mahmood's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Mahmood has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. Dr. Mahmood attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Bronchitis, Lead Poisoning, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael S OHolleran, MD
Specializes in Surgery
290 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Michael O'Holleran works as a surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Holleran include surgical procedures. Dr. O'Holleran's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. O'Holleran is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. O'Holleran's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Heller Myotomy, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. John D OHolleran, MD
Specializes in Surgery
290 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. John O'Holleran's specialty is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Holleran include surgical procedures. Dr. O'Holleran takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Dr. O'Holleran attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. O'Holleran's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Heller Myotomy, Surgical Procedures, ... (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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