We found 26 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Torrance, CA.

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Dr. Mark H Takemura, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 280
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mark Takemura's specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Takemura's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Takemura honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Oren Zaidel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Zaidel is especially interested in colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Zaidel attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Nazir-Uddin U Khaja, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 180
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Nazir Khaja specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Khaja's clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Khaja (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Khaja is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Melanie Friedlander specializes in general surgery and practices in Torrance, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedlander include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. She is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Friedlander trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Kristin Karin Egan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2809 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Egan is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Manhattan Beach, CA. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Egan attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, rosacea, and dermabrasion. Patient ratings for Dr. Egan average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Egan is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Egan is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Jane U Ekejiuba, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21501 Avalon Boulevard; Suite 100
Carson, CA
 

Dr. Jane Ekejiuba's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Ekejiuba is conversant in Nigerian. Clinical interests for Dr. Ekejiuba include menopause, varicose veins, and carpal tunnel syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ekejiuba has an open panel.

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Dr. Aileen Miyoko Takahashi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Aileen Takahashi is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Takahashi's clinical interests include cancer, sleeve gastrectomy, and stomach problems. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She welcomes 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 W. Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Edgardo Osea is an internist in Harbor City, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for residency. Dr. Osea's clinical interests include primary care, anti-aging, and diabetes management. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. 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. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Meena Oberoi is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Oberoi has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include primary care, obesity, and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Oberoi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has an open panel. 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 Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Dr. Hubert Vance Sung, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21311 Madrona Avenue; #100-a
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Sung works as a family practitioner. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include primary care, diabetes management, and asthma. Dr. Sung's professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. Dr. Sung graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at VA Wadsworth Medical Center for his residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Peter B Shin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23326 Hawthorne Blvd. 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Shin is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests include menopause, varicose veins, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Shin is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. James Camel is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Camel is affiliated with 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. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Camel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Muttalib include menopause, varicose veins, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Muttalib honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. Dr. Muttalib is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Brenda Shen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
520 N. Prospect Avenue; Suite 103
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Brenda Shen is a family practice physician in Redondo Beach, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shen include menopause, nutrition issues, and primary care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Shen trained at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Dr. Shen is conversant in Cantonese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. Dr. Shen welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Marina Raikhel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25043 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. Marina Raikhel sees patients in Lomita, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Raikhel graduated from The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Her clinical interests include menopause, nutrition issues, and sleep disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Raikhel average 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raikhel accepts. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Raikhel has an open panel.

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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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