We found 9 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Savings Plan near Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Vinod K Kurupath, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Vinod Kurupath works as an adult gastroenterologist in Berkeley, CA. He graduated from Mysore Medical College. Dr. Kurupath's medical residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kurupath include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Kurupath's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Stewart Lyndon Cooper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
3300 Webster Street; Suite 202
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Stewart Cooper's specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Cooper has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Wales College of Medicine. Dr. Cooper offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, liver cancer

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Hemochromatosis, Wilson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Williams Holt, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
3300 Webster Street; Suite 202
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Edward Holt's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Holt include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holt accepts. He welcomes new patients. After attending Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver cancer

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Ellen Guy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
3300 Webster Street; Suite 202
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Guy is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Dr. Guy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Guy speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver cancer

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hemochromatosis, Liver Transplant, Wilson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Eileen Theresa Consorti, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Eileen Consorti's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Consorti's clinical interests include surgical procedures. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Consorti accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Consorti attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Consorti has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Oleg Igor Krijanovski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Oleg Krijanovski works as an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Krijanovski at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include blood and marrow transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Krijanovski has an open panel. He is a graduate of Second Moscow State Medical Institute. For his professional training, Dr. Krijanovski completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Russian.

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

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Yu- Shan Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Susan Kao, who practices in Berkeley, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kao include lung cancer, colon cancer, and gynecologic cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Kao'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, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Refugio Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Refugio Gonzalez is a specialist in surgery. He works in Modesto, CA and Berkeley, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez include surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, anorectal problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rodney Edmin Grolman, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Rodney Grolman practices surgery in Napa, CA and Berkeley, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grolman include surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Grolman trained at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Lipoma, Melanoma, ... (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.