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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 specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berjis accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Berjis's medical residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. His practice is open to 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), fecal incontinence, heartburn, peptic ulcer, small intestine disorders, chronic constipation, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kirk Lin's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Lin's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lin is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in 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. In addition to English, she speaks Telugu. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kumar attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kumar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She welcomes 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, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melvin B Heyman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
5565 West Las Positas Boulevard; Suite 140
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Melvin Heyman is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and liver transplant. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Heyman attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Heyman's office for an appointment.

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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
5565 West Las Positas Boulevard; Suite 140
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Patrika Tsai works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Tsai's areas of expertise consist of obesity, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Tsai is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency.

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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. Dr. Hui graduated from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Prenatal Diagnosis

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

Dr. Sunghoon Kim works as a pediatric general surgeon in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , appendicitis, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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 is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. Dr. Eftimie's clinical interests encompass blood disorders. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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). Dr. Eftimie is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Koransky specializes in general surgery and practices in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. Dr. Koransky's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include surgical procedures. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Koransky obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is 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, hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. John Feng practices bariatric surgery. Dr. Feng is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Feng's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Feng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Feng is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is bariatric surgery. He speaks Arabic. His areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Khalil's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Khalil graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He 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. Frank Anthony Santoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6380 Clark Avenue
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Frank Santoli works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Pinole, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Dublin, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Santoli has a special interest in blood disorders. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Santoli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Margolis specializes in gynecologic oncology and urogynecology and practices in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Burlingame, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Margolis's areas of expertise include the following: pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and El Camino Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Margolis is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Margolis attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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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.