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We found 12 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Health Net Seniority Plus Green near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. Robert A Osterhoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Robert Osterhoff, who practices in Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Osterhoff is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Osterhoff is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Osterhoff is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vino John Verghese, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Vino Verghese's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Verghese attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Verghese's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Biliary Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy

Dr. Ernest F Ribera, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 155
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Ribera is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Ribera attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ribera is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Eugene Young Lee, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
100 South Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 507
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Lee's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Lee graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael David Bender, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bender practices adult gastroenterology in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Bender attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In his practice, Dr. Bender focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bender's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, small intestine disorders, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Dalal has indicated that her clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Dalal studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela E Foster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, 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. Michael Thomas Margolis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
1820 Odgen Drive; 2nd Floor
Burlingame, 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)

Dr. Nabeel J Madanat, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 701
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Nabeel Madanat specializes in general pediatrics. He attended Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Dr. Madanat takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Madanat (or staff) speaks Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Bulimia, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen G Chee, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Karen Chee is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Chee's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chee include blood disorders. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Chee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG).

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

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. David Steven Marcus, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1783 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. David Marcus, who practices in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. Dr. Marcus has indicated that his clinical interests include imaging procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Sports Health, MRI, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Vertebroplasty, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Avanti Ambekar, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1783 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Avanti Ambekar's specialties are neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. She practices in Burlingame, CA, Novato, CA, and San Mateo, CA. She has a special interest in imaging procedures. Dr. Ambekar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ambekar accepts. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Ambekar completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , rectal problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Musculoskeletal Interventions, Hysterosalpingography, Sports Health, MRI, Rectal ... (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.