We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare POS near Auburn, CA.

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

Dr. Benjamin Brichler's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Brichler include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreas problems, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brichler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Brichler accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Biliary Disorders

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

Dr. Danny Yen is an Auburn, CA physician who specializes 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 attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vijay Suhag's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Roseville, CA and Auburn, CA. He graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Suhag's medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, and stomach cancer. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Suhag (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Suhag's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 bariatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. His areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Jenkins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. Dr. Jenkins speaks Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. Kristin Arreola practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Roseville, CA and Auburn, CA. Dr. Arreola is especially interested in testicular cancer and blood disorders. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training 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. James Sandidge Dunn Jr., MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
11795 Education Street; Suite 222
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. James Dunn, who practices in Auburn, CA, is a medical specialist in urogynecology. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center's residency program. In his practice, he is particularly interested in urogynecological problems. Dr. Dunn has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dunn accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Urge Incontinence, Sexual Medicine, Fecal Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Urodynamics, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shawn Kreiner specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Auburn, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Kreiner's medical residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kreiner's 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' area of specialization is general pediatrics. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. In addition to English, Dr. Unis speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Unfortunately, Dr. Unis 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 sees patients in Auburn, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bradshaw at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has a closed panel.

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

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

Dr. David Skeehan's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 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 Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Skeehan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Skeehan's training includes residency programs at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He speaks Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, colon cancer, anal fissures, 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.

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