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We found 11 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare POS near Auburn, CA.

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

Dr. Earl Neal's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neal takes. Dr. Neal is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He has indicated that his clinical interests 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, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Yen attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreas problems, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Brichler takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Brichler welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Auburn, CA and Roseville, CA. Dr. Suhag attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, and stomach cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suhag takes. In addition to English, Dr. Suhag (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He welcomes 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. Jeffrey Ronald Jenkins, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3257 Professional Drive; Suite E
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Jenkins is a specialist in bariatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center for residency. Dr. Jenkins's clinical interests encompass cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Jenkins is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer, rectal problems

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Prophylactic Mastectomy, Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. James Sandidge Dunn Jr., MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
11795 Education Street; Suite 222
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. James Dunn is an urogynecology specialist in Auburn, CA. His clinical interests encompass urogynecological problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dunn at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Dunn welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Urodynamic Testing, Sexual Medicine, Fecal Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Physical Therapy ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kristin Arreola's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Roseville, CA and Auburn, CA. Her clinical interests include testicular cancer and blood disorders. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arreola's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arreola's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

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

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

Dr. Shawn Kreiner's specialty is general pediatrics. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kreiner takes. Dr. Kreiner graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for his residency. Dr. Kreiner is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Auburn, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Unis speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Circumcision, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (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. The average patient rating for Dr. Bradshaw is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Bradshaw attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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. David Michael Skeehan, DO
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3257 Professional Drive; Suite E
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. David Skeehan is a cancer surgeon in Auburn, CA and Carmichael, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Skeehan has a special interest in cancer surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Skeehan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Skeehan's residency was performed at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). In addition to English, he speaks Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Prophylactic Mastectomy, Lymphadenectomy, Lumpectomy, Colon ... (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.