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We found 14 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept PacifiCare near Dublin, CA.

Dr. Sabina Ahmed Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
11030 Bollinger Canyon Road; Suite 220
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Walnut Creek, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Ramon, CA. She obtained her medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Ali is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali honors. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. Dr. Ali's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, encopresis, malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Colitis, Hydrogen Breath Test, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

Dr. Faraz Frank Berjis, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
1081 Market Plaza; #600
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Faraz Berjis is a physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Berjis's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Berjis is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Berjis attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Persian.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirk Kofong Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Kirk Lin sees patients in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lin studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mrudula V Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4550 Dublin Boulevard; Department of Gastroenterology
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Mrudula Kumar is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Kumar is 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Kumar focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumar graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kumar has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melvin B Heyman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
5924 Stoneridge Drive; Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Melvin Heyman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and liver transplant. Dr. Heyman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Heyman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Transplant, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Patrika Montricul Tsai, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5924 Stoneridge Drive; Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Patrika Tsai is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Tsai is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tsai trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In her practice, she is particularly interested in obesity, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Transplant, Crohn's Disease, Obesity, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Thomas Tin Leung Hui, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric General Surgery
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Hui practices pediatric general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Hui speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). His education and training includes medical school at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The Montreal Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare Supplement (Medigap), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hui has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Bogdan Silviu Eftimie, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd and 3rd Floors
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Bogdan Eftimie's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Eftimie's clinical interests include blood disorders. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eftimie's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Eftimie attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Romanian.

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

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

Dr. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
5820 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kim speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , appendicitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, Phimosis, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Jih Jong Feng, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. John Feng is a bariatric surgery specialist in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Fremont, CA. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Feng's areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Feng's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Beemen N Khalil, MS, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Beemen Khalil is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khalil include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Khalil is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Khalil is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark L Koransky, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Mark Koransky is a general surgeon. He is especially interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Koransky is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Koransky honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Skin Issues, Soft ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Anthony Santoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6380 Clark Avenue
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Frank Santoli's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. His clinical interests encompass blood disorders. Dr. Santoli has a 4.0 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. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, St. Rose Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Santoli's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Thomas Margolis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
5575 W. Las Positas Road; Suite 330
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Michael Margolis' areas of specialization are gynecologic oncology and urogynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Margolis is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. Dr. Margolis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Margolis's professional affiliations include 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)

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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.