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

Dr. Oren Zaidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23600 Telo Avenue 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Oren Zaidel is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Zaidel is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaidel include colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Zaidel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Mir Ramin Mir Roohipour, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 200
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Roohipour is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roohipour include obesity, cancer, and stomach problems. Dr. Roohipour is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Iran University of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Roohipour completed a residency program at Harlem Hospital Center.

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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
2573b Pacific Coast Highway
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sutha Sachar is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include obesity, pancreas problems, and liver disease. Dr. Sachar honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Sachar attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Sachar is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Sachar has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
658 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Morris Taub specializes in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Taub's clinical interests: obesity, primary care, and liver disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Taub attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Taub is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Primary Care, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Obesity, Hemorrhoids

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 204
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Judy Law-Torok is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Torrance, CA. Dr. Law-Torok's areas of expertise consist of primary care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Affiliated, and more. Dr. Law-Torok's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, Primary Care, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Melanie Friedlander's specialty is general surgery. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Friedlander is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Friedlander has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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)

Dr. Houman Esmailzadeh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Houman Solomon is a general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Solomon include obesity, cancer, and gastric bypass surgery. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Solomon attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Solomon's residency was performed at Huntington Memorial Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Solomon accepts. He has an open panel.

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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. Aileen Miyoko Takahashi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
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. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer, sleeve gastrectomy, and stomach problems. Dr. Takahashi's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Takahashi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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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. Daryl Robert Rheuark, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
24520 Hawthorne Blvd. 240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daryl Rheuark's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Rheuark's clinical interests: sleep disorders, obesity, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Rheuark attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Rheuark completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Elder Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Allen Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1350 W. 6th Street; Suite 200
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. James Schmidt specializes in family medicine and practices in San Pedro, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Schmidt's clinical interests: menopause, varicose veins, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmidt takes. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Schmidt is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Schmidt is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Edgardo Alvarez Osea, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1310 Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Edgardo Osea's specialty is 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osea takes. He attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Meena Wadhawan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Meena Oberoi's area of specialization is family medicine. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: primary care, obesity, and menopause. Dr. Oberoi's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University, Dr. Oberoi attended King George Medical University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Hubert Sung practices family medicine in Redondo Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and San Pedro, CA. These areas are among Dr. Sung's clinical interests: primary care, diabetes management, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sung is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. He welcomes 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. Peter B Shin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23326 Hawthore Boulevard; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Shin is a family medicine physician. In addition to English, Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Shin's areas of expertise include menopause, varicose veins, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Samuel E Oregel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1333 Chestnut Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Oregel works as a family practice physician in Long Beach, CA and Agoura Hills, CA. His clinical interests include obesity, primary care, and diabetes management. Dr. Oregel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Oregel is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. James E Camel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Camel sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Camel include minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Camel's professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Camel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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, Liver ... (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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