We found 26 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Aetna near San Pedro, CA.

Dr. Oren Zaidel M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.31 stars (12 ratings)
23600 Telo Avenue 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Oren Zaidel sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Zaidel highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zaidel takes. Dr. Zaidel is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zaidel trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Ramin Mir Roohipour M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 200
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Roohipour is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Torrance, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Roohipour include obesity, cancer, and stomach problems. He takes Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Iran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Roohipour is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
average rating 3 stars (1 rating)
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 420
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sutha Sachar is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sachar include obesity, pancreas problems, and liver disease. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sachar attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. Dr. Sachar has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.07 stars (7 ratings)
658 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Morris Taub specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Taub's clinical interests include obesity, primary care, and holistic approaches. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taub accepts. Dr. Taub is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 2.7 stars (5 ratings)
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 204
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Judy Law-Torok is an adult gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Law-Torok's areas of expertise include primary care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Affiliated, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Law-Torok is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, Primary Care, Acid Reflux

Dr. Melanie Hope Friedlander M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Friedlander is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in general surgery. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Dr. Friedlander is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Friedlander is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Skin Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Aileen Miyoko Takahashi MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Aileen Takahashi's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She practices in Torrance, CA. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Takahashi performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Takahashi include cancer, sleeve gastrectomy, and stomach problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Takahashi accepts. Dr. Takahashi's professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Colon Problems, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Houman Solomon MD
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.52 stars (10 ratings)
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Houman Solomon's area of specialization is general surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Solomon at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Solomon include obesity, cancer, and gastric bypass surgery. His professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Solomon honors. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Solomon's training includes a residency program at Huntington Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hubert Vance Sung M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
1499 West 1st Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Sung is a family practitioner in Redondo Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and San Pedro, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Sung include primary care, diabetes management, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Dr. Sung is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Asthma

Dr. Edgardo Alvarez Osea M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.19 stars (13 ratings)
1310 Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Edgardo Osea practices general internal medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Osea's areas of expertise include the following: primary care, anti-aging, and diabetes management. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osea accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Osea graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his residency, Dr. Osea trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Anti-Aging, ... (Read more)

Daryl Robert Rheuark MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 3.82 stars (23 ratings)
24520 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daryl Rheuark specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. Dr. Rheuark is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rheuark is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Rheuark has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Mr. James A. Schmidt MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 3.75 stars (3 ratings)
1350 W. 6th Street; Suite 200
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. James Schmidt's specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schmidt's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schmidt is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meena Oberoi M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 2.31 stars (13 ratings)
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Meena Oberoi works as a family practitioner. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: primary care, obesity, and menopause. Dr. Oberoi is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oberoi is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at King George Medical University and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Weight ... (Read more)

Samuel Oregel M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
1333 Chestnut Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Oregel works as a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Oregel is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, primary care, and diabetes management. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Oregel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Oregel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. James Camel M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.78 stars (8 ratings)
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Camel's specialty is general surgery. Patients rated Dr. Camel highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camel accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Camel trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Camel has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Skin Cancer, Acid Reflux, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Azhar Muttalib M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 1.5 stars (7 ratings)
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Muttalib's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Muttalib's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Muttalib completed a residency program at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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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