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We found 25 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Jose, CA. In his practice, Dr. Spencer focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Spencer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spencer attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Spencer's practice 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, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology and practices in San Jose, CA. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave Dr. Stein an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, heartburn, colorectal problems, peptic ulcer, small intestine disorders, chronic constipation, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Interventional Endoscopy, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Huang practices adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Huang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Huang attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, ... (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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Dr. Guy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Guy is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass hepatitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Levitt is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Levitt (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Yu attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. Patient ratings for Dr. Yu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Adour Adrouny's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Adrouny (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Coast Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Adrouny is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Honorable Mention Health Communications Award and Dare to Do Award. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Stephanie Jeske's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Jeske attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. 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 specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Foster average 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Foster focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster accepts. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Foster welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, anal fissures, hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. Ying Cao specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Her clinical interests include chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Cao honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She studied medicine at Nanjing Medical University. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Cao is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

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

Dr. Rita Louise Lechleitner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2581 Samaritan Drive; Suite 200
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Rita Lechleitner is a specialist in general surgery. She works in San Jose, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lechleitner's clinical interests encompass cancer surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lechleitner's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. In Dr. Nguyen's practice, he is particularly interested in blood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Allison Chan's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Chan is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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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. Monica Lucero Richardson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 705
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Monica Richardson's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology; she sees patients in Mountain View, CA, San Jose, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Her clinical interests encompass urogynecological problems. Dr. Richardson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Richardson's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Neurostimulation, Urodynamic Testing, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anlin Xu, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
130 Bellerose Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Anlin Xu's specialty is allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Xu include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy skin testing, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Xu attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Xu is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea

All Interests: Eczema, Bronchitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Allergen Immunotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Thomas Margolis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
815 Pollard Road; Bay Area Female Pelvic Surgery
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Michael Margolis is a gynecologic oncology and urogynecology specialist in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Burlingame, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Clinical interests for Dr. Margolis include pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Margolis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal problems, fecal incontinence

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