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We found 21 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Anthem near Burbank, CA.

Dr. Geoffrey Scott Spencer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2581 Samaritan Drive; Suite 200
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Spencer is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Spencer has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Spencer attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Spencer is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Spencer is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Dr. David Emil Torres Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2581 Samaritan Drive; Suite 200
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. David Stein, who practices in San Jose, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Stein trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Stein average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Stein's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Stein is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), 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, Sedation, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Shengwen Huang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2581 Samaritan Drive; Suite 200
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Edward Huang works as an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Huang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Huang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Ellen Guy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
3880 S. Bascom Avenue; Suite 113
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Guy's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology; she sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Jose, CA. She speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Guy include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Guy's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and 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. Guy accepts. She is open to new patients.

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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. Brian Saul Levitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2340 Montepelier Drive; Suite A
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Brian Levitt is an adult gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Levitt has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levitt (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Disease

Dr. Peter P Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and chronic leukemia. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu honors. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Yu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Jo Jeske, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
710 Lawrence Expressway
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Jeske specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Jeske's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient ratings for Dr. Jeske average 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Bladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela E Foster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
360 Dardanelli Lane; Suite 2-d
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Foster is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Before completing her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Foster attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. In Dr. Foster's practice, she is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Foster's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, anal fissures, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Pilonidal Cysts, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Irene Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. H. Wu practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Mountain View, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Wu's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Ying Cao, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2101 Forest Avenue; Suite 124
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ying Cao is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. She has a special interest in chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Cao honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Nanjing Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Cao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nguyen include blood disorders. Dr. Nguyen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Adour Richard Richard Adrouny, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2998 South Bascom Avenue; Suite 200
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Adour Adrouny is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Adrouny include lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Adrouny's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinctions: Honorable Mention Health Communications Award and Dare to Do Award. Dr. Adrouny (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Iron Deficiency, Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Thomas Margolis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Michael Margolis practices gynecologic oncology and urogynecology in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Burlingame, CA. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Margolis's areas of clinical interest consist of pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and El Camino Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Margolis takes. Dr. Margolis is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal problems, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Implant Surgery, Urodynamic Testing, Sexual Medicine, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allison L Chan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 725
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Allison Chan specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Los Gatos, CA and San Jose, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Chan completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eunpi Cho, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Eunpi Cho works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: testicular cancer and blood disorders. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cho obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Thrombophilia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2505 Samaritan Drive; Suite 301
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Jamal Modir's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Modir speaks Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Modir include cancer surgery and colon problems. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Modir completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Modir has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Colon Problems

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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.