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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Mark H Takemura MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
20911 Earl Street; Suite 280
Torrance, CA

Dr. Mark Takemura's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Takemura at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Takemura include acid reflux (GERD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Takemura honors. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Takemura completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Dr Oren Zaidel MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.31 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
23600 Telo Avenue 260
Torrance, CA

Dr. Oren Zaidel is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaidel include colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Zaidel's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Zaidel obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Zaidel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nazir Khaja is an adult gastroenterologist. In Dr. Khaja's practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Khaja (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Khaja has an open panel.

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

Dr. Melanie Friedlander practices general surgery. She speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Dr. Friedlander's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Friedlander attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Friedlander honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr Kristin Egan MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Average rating 3.71 stars out of 5 (28 ratings)
2809 Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA

Dr. Kristin Egan sees patients in Manhattan Beach, CA. Her medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). These areas are among Dr. Egan's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and skin lightening. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Egan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Egan's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sleep Disorders, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, ... (Read more)

Aileen Miyoko Takahashi MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA

Dr. Aileen Takahashi practices general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among Dr. Takahashi's clinical interests: 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. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Takahashi welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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

Dr Houman Solomon MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.52 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA

Dr. Houman Solomon is a general surgeon in Torrance, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Solomon's areas of expertise include obesity, cancer, and gastric bypass surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Solomon accepts. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Huntington Memorial Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Solomon's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Jane Ekejiuba practices family medicine in Carson, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. Dr. Ekejiuba honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. She speaks Nigerian. Dr. Ekejiuba is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Varic ... (Read more)

Dr Hubert Vance Sung MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2382 Crenshaw Boulevard; Suite 5
Torrance, CA

Dr. Hubert Sung is a family practitioner. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include primary care, diabetes management, and asthma. Dr. Sung is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sung welcomes new patients.

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

Dr Edgardo Alvarez Osea MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.19 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
1310 Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA

Dr. Edgardo Osea works as an internist in Harbor City, CA. Dr. Osea is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osea include 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. Dr. Osea is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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

Dr Meena Oberoi MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 2.31 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA

Dr. Meena Oberoi works as a family practice physician in Torrance, CA. Dr. Oberoi's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include primary care, obesity, and menopause. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending King George Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Migraine, Obesity, Anxiety Disorders, Menopause, Nutrition Issues ... (Read more)

Dr James Camel MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.78 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA

Dr. James Camel practices general surgery. He attended medical school at 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. Dr. Camel's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Camel's professional affiliations include UCLA Health, 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: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Skin Cancer, Acid Reflux, Liver D ... (Read more)

Dr Azhar Muttalib MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA

Dr. Azhar Muttalib specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Torrance, CA. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. Dr. Muttalib is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Muttalib is open to new patients. He attended Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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1022091693
Specializes in Family Medicine
23326 Hawthore Boulevard; Suite 140
Torrance, CA

Dr. Peter Shin's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Japanese. His clinical interests include 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 studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient reviews placed Dr. Shin at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Shin is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Brenda Shen practices family medicine. Her areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shen honors. Dr. Shen studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. She trained at Glendale Adventist Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. She is accepting new patients.

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

Laurence K Gorlick MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
550 Deep Valley Drive 319
Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Dr. Laurence Gorlick's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Rolling Hills Estates, CA, Los Alamitos, CA, and R. H. E, CA. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gorlick include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), nutrition issues, and primary care. Dr. Gorlick's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorlick honors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gorlick 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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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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