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We found 22 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 practices adult gastroenterology in San Jose, CA. Dr. Spencer has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and swallowing problems (dysphagia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spencer takes. Dr. Spencer welcomes new patients. He attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He works in San Jose, CA. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Stein is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Stein is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Stein welcomes 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, 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 in Mountain View, CA and San Jose, CA. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Huang is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Huang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients.

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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: 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist, transplant hepatologist, and adult hepatologist in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Jose, CA. Her clinical interests encompass 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). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guy takes. Dr. Guy is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She is conversant in 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. Brian Saul Levitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2340 Montepelier Drive; Suite A
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Brian Levitt's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levitt include hepatitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Levitt (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

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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 medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and chronic leukemia. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yu's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Yu has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, 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: 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 is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. These areas are among Dr. Jeske's clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jeske welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Jeske completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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. Her areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster honors. Dr. Foster is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Virginia Mason Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with 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. Ying Cao, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2101 Forest Avenue; Suite 124
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ying Cao sees patients in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Cao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cao takes. Dr. Cao is open to new patients. She graduated from Nanjing Medical University. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Cao speaks Mandarin.

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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 practices general surgery. In her practice, Dr. Lechleitner focuses on cancer surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lechleitner average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lechleitner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lechleitner attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (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 is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sunnyvale, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include blood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. 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's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Adrouny's clinical interests: lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Adrouny has received distinctions including 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. Allison L Chan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 725
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Allison Chan works as a general pediatrician. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chan graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chan trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan welcomes 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. Michael Thomas Margolis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
815 Pollard Road; Bay Area Female Pelvic Surgery
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Michael Margolis practices gynecologic oncology and urogynecology in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Burlingame, CA. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Margolis attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Margolis include pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. Dr. Margolis has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Margolis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Eunpi Cho specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has a special interest in testicular cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Cho accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Cho completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to 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)

Dr. Farah Fatima Salahuddin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2430 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Farah Salahuddin's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salahuddin include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Salahuddin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid insurance. After attending Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Union Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Salahuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Hyaluronic Acid Injections, Carpal Tunnel ... (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.