If you are over age 40 and are having heartburn or "indigestion" for the first time it is important that you see a physician as soon as possible. People who are experiencing angina (decreased blood flow to the heart) may experience what they consider heartburn or indigestion. If you know you have heartburn that has been occurring for a long period of time, an evaluation by a gastroenterologist is important.
When it comes to gastrointestinal health, get the leading-edge know-how and heartfelt care you and your referring doctor can depend on. Visit Peyton P. Berookim, MD, at Gastroenterology Institute of Southern California. Call 310.271.1122 for help with your digestive problem. For your convenience, you can fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Berookim.