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We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Health Net Seniority Plus Green near Burlingame, CA.

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

Dr. Vino Verghese is a Burlingame, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. Verghese's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verghese include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verghese takes. Dr. Verghese's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Robert Osterhoff is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Burlingame, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Osterhoff average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Osterhoff takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Osterhoff attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Ernest Ribera sees patients in Burlingame, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Dr. Ribera performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Clinical interests for Dr. Ribera include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ribera's office for an appointment.

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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). Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic 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 bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, small intestine disorders, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Bender is an adult gastroenterology specialist. 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). He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Bender is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bender's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). His practice is open to 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, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, ... (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's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dalal include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dalal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is open to new patients.

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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, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, Rectal Problems, 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 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. Michael Thomas Margolis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
1820 Odgen Drive; 2nd Floor
Burlingame, 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. Nabeel J Madanat, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 701
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Nabeel Madanat works as a general pediatrician. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Madanat has an open panel. He graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Madanat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Diabetes Management, ... (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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in San Mateo, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include blood disorders. Dr. Chee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency.

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

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Research, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (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.