We found 13 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept PacifiCare near Dublin, CA.

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

Dr. Faraz Berjis sees patients in Berkeley, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Ramon, CA. His medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens for residency. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients rated Dr. Berjis highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Berjis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

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

All Interests: Paracentesis, Manometry, Colitis, Esophageal Manometry, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Fecal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sabina Ali is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ali include inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Ali has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Ali honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Ali has an open panel.

Read more

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

Dr. Kirk Lin works as a gastroenterologist in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. He is conversant in Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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
4050 Dublin Boulevard; Department of Gastroenterology
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Mrudula Kumar is an adult gastroenterologist. Patients gave Dr. Kumar an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. 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.

Read more

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 specialist in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and liver transplant. Dr. Heyman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Heyman is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

Read more

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

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

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

Dr. Patrika Tsai practices pediatric gastroenterology in San Francisco, CA and Pleasanton, CA. Dr. Tsai has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

Read more

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

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

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

Dr. Bogdan Eftimie is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Romanian. His clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and clinical trials. Dr. Eftimie is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Eftimie attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

Read more

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

All Interests: Research, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Feng sees patients in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Fremont, CA. His medical specialty is bariatric surgery. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Feng trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Feng include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Feng accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , achalasia, stomach problems, 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 works as a bariatric surgeon in Palo Alto, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Khalil include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Khalil average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khalil welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , achalasia, stomach problems, hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. Sunghoon Kim specializes in pediatric general surgery. He is conversant in Korean. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kim trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kim accepts 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , appendicitis, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Thomas Hui's medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare. Dr. Hui is accepting new patients. After attending the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The Montreal Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Prenatal Diagnosis

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

Dr. Mark Koransky is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Koransky focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Koransky's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Koransky welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, anal cancer, anal fissures, hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. Michael Margolis practices gynecologic oncology and urogynecology in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Burlingame, CA. Dr. Margolis's clinical interests include pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Margolis's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rectal problems, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Implant Surgery, Sexual Medicine, Fecal Incontinence, Urogynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.