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We found 13 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's specialty is 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. Her areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Ali has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ali takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Ali is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Berkeley, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Ramon, CA, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Berjis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Berjis is in-network 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, 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. Kirk Kofong Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Kirk Lin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Lin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lin is conversant in Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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 has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kumar include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kumar accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kumar's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Heyman's clinical interests encompass crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and liver transplant. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Heyman attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heyman honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to 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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsai include obesity, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Tsai obtained her medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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 is a pediatric general surgery specialist. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hui takes. He is open to new patients. 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 speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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; 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Eftimie average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eftimie include lung cancer, colon cancer, and clinical trials. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Eftimie performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, he speaks Romanian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Eftimie is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sunghoon Kim is a physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is conversant in Korean. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Feng is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Feng accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in bariatric surgery and practices in Palo Alto, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Khalil's medical residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khalil include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Khalil honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Khalil is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, stomach problems, 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's specialty is general surgery. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. In his practice, Dr. Koransky focuses on surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Koransky is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Koransky is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, anal cancer, 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 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)

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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.