Heartburn Center of California Recognizes National Nurses Week

Honoring nurses everywhere for their indispensable partnership in patient care.2016 National Nurses Week

Walnut Creek, CA, May 6, 2016: Heartburn Center of California recognizes the invaluable service of nurses across our nation during National Nurses Week. Beginning May 6 and ending May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday, the person considered to be the founder of modern nursing, nurses are honored for their patient advocacy, care and support of medical practitioners everywhere.

“Our nurses are an integral part of the patient’s experience from their initial visit, through treatment and recovery,” said Wilson Tsai, MD, Director, Heartburn Center of California. “During hospitalization, they are with our patients around the clock ensuring that they are as comfortable as possible, receive the treatment that they need and advocate on their behalf. Their support is essential in our day-to-day care,” he continued.

In particular, the Heartburn Center of California would like to thank all nurses at the Heartburn Center and the locations that we practice including, BASS Medical Group, John Muir Health and Sutter Health. In the words of the American Nurses Association, “Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.”

“Our nurses go above and beyond these expectations every single day and our patients and I are grateful for their dedication and support,” said Dr. Tsai.

During the week of May 6, please remember to take a moment to thank a nurse for their dedication to patient care and the practice of medicine.


Heartburn Center of California

The Heartburn Center of California was established to provide specialized and focused care to patients suffering from esophageal and digestive disorders resulting in what is commonly known as heartburn. The Center is dedicated to providing very specialized medical professionals with in depth knowledge and focused technics in diagnosing and treating ailments that result in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), also referred to as heartburn.

The holistic and methodical approach to diagnosis and treatment by the Center contribute to a high success rate in identifying and addressing the root cause of the heartburn as opposed to just treating the symptoms of this increasingly common ailment.

According to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), “Up to 60 percent of the population at some time during the year, and 20 to 30 percent weekly, experience symptoms of [GERD], such as heartburn and acid regurgitation.”[1] With such a high prevalence and few organizations focused specifically on accurately diagnosing and treating the disease, the healthcare professionals at the Heartburn Center of California are unique in their dedication and focus on esophageal and digestive disorders in particular as they pertain to GERD or heartburn.



Alex Arvanitidis


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    [1] Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project’s (HCUP) “Statistical Brief #44”