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We found 8 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Life and Health Insurance Company near Auburn, CA.

Dr. E Andrews Andrews Neal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11795 Education Street; #201
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Earl Neal is a gastroenterologist in Sacramento, CA and Auburn, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Neal include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Neal attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Neal's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, celiac disease, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, heartburn, colorectal problems, peptic ulcer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, chronic constipation, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Danny C Yen, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
11795 Education Street; Suite 201
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Danny Yen practices gastroenterology (digestive system) in Auburn, CA. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Yen is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Yen obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, heartburn, peptic ulcer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, chronic constipation, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Andrew Brichler, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11795 Education Street; #201
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Brichler works as a gastroenterologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreas problems, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Brichler takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Brichler attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Brichler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Biliary Disorders

Dr. Vijay S Suhag, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11795 Education Street; Suite 232
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Vijay Suhag works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Auburn, CA and Roseville, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Suhag include ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, and stomach cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Suhag average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Suhag is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Suhag attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Suhag (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Suhag's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristin Nicole Arreola, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11795 Education Street; #232
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Arreola is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Roseville, CA and Auburn, CA. Her areas of expertise consist of testicular cancer and blood disorders. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Arreola attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arreola is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joyce G Bradshaw, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Bradshaw practices general pediatrics in Auburn, CA. Dr. Bradshaw's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bradshaw accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Shawn Michael Kreiner, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
11795 Education Street; Suite 100
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Shawn Kreiner works as a pediatrician in Auburn, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kreiner's office for an appointment. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Circumcision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Claire M Unis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3288 Bell Road
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Claire Unis' area of specialization is general pediatrics. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Unis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Unis is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Circumcision, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.