We found 23 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield PPO near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Tippi C Mackenzie, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1825 Fourth Street, Fifth Floor; 5b
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Tippi Mackenzie works as a pediatric general surgeon in San Francisco, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and hirschsprung disease. Dr. Mackenzie accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Mackenzie has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Pyloric Stenosis, Hirschsprung Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Cathleen Nora Cabansag, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2186 Geary Boulevard; Suite #320
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Cathleen Cabansag's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cabansag trained at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Cabansag's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cabansag welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Sabina A Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 216
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ali honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Colitis, Hydrogen Breath Test, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hanmin Lee, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric General Surgery
1825 Fourth Street, Fifth Floor; 5b
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Hanmin Lee works as a surgical oncologist and pediatric general surgeon in San Francisco, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and inguinal hernia. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean and French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Pyloric Stenosis, Hirschsprung Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Mimi S Mong, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
899 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mimi Lin works as an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Lin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Richard A Sundberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; Suite 416
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Sundberg is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Sundberg's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sundberg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese-speaking patients. Dr. Sundberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. William John Snape Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Snape's specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He practices in San Francisco, CA. Patients gave Dr. Snape an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snape honors. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jacobi Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Snape's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maurizio Bonacini, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Maurizio Bonacini is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in San Francisco, CA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bonacini takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Bonacini is a graduate of Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Bonacini trained at New York Hospital Queens. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bonacini (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Bonacini is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sedation, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren B Gerson, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2340 Clay Street; 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Gerson is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Gerson's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. She speaks French. Dr. Gerson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikhil Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
899 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nikhil Agarwal is an adult gastroenterologist in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Agarwal graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agarwal takes. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hydrogen Breath Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael S Verhille, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; Suite 416
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Verhille is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Francisco, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Verhille is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Verhille honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Verhille attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Verhille has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Viral Hepatitis, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank J Farrell, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2186 Geary Boulevard; Suite 320
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Frank Farrell's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave Dr. Farrell an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, Dr. Farrell attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Farrell's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Jeffrey M Aron, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; 108b
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Aron, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Aron honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Aron (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Chest Pain, Colitis, Sedation, Hydrogen Breath Test, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. James Henry Reed, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
450 Sutter Street; Suite 1203
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. James Reed is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reed include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Reed attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco for residency. He offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Khmer-speaking patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Reed's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Enteroscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin S Liberman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3637 Sacramento Street; Suite B
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Martin Liberman is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Liberman include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Before completing his residency at Washington DC VA Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Liberman attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Liberman has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liberman honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Blood Tests, Colitis, Fecal Occult Blood Test, Sedation, Fecal Incontinence, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susie W Cohn, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
513 Parnassus Avenue; Room S-357
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Susie Cohn's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In her practice, Dr. Cohn focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Cohn is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Cohn attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Cohn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (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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