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We found 50 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Anthem PPO near El Cajon, CA.

Dr. Ananthram Pottipati Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1625 E. Main Street; Suite 204
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Ananthram Reddy's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Reddy attended Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati for medical school and subsequently trained at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, heartburn, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1625 E. Main Street; Suite 204
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Reddy practices adult gastroenterology in San Diego, CA and El Cajon, CA. Dr. Reddy speaks Telugu. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. His training includes a residency program at OhioHealth - Grant Medical Center, Columbus. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy accepts. Dr. Reddy is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahmoud Lajin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8860 Center Drive; Suite 330
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Mahmoud Lajin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Lajin's clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Lajin is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, heartburn, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rokay G Kamyar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8860 Center Drive; Suite 330
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Rokay Kamyar is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Kamyar is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kamyar's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Chiba University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Kamyar has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kamyar (or staff) speaks German and Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver Biopsy, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 206
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Meng Hua specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Hua (or staff) speaks Mandarin and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hua include diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She attended Heidelberg University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Hua a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Banaie, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8860 Center Drive; Suite 420
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ali Banaie sees patients in La Mesa, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Banaie's clinical interests: diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Banaie has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Shpaner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 206
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Shpaner specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Shpaner takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Shpaner is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, heartburn, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, pancreatic cancer, malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Bile Duct Stones, Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Polypectomy, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Eric Orr, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 1 Suite 221
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. C. Orr practices general surgery in La Mesa, CA. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Orr is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and a graduate of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Pilonidal Cyst, Hernia Surgery, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey David Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Weinstein practices radiation oncology in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinstein include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinstein honors. Dr. Weinstein graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Weinstein is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Sarcoma, Spine Tumor, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry J Marshall, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12517 Lakeshore Drive
Lakeside, CA
 

Dr. Larry Marshall works as a family practice physician. Patient ratings for Dr. Marshall average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marshall include cryotherapy, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Marshall is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marshall is accepting new patients. He graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain Management, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jieyu Lowery, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Jieyu Lowery practices family medicine. Her areas of expertise include abuse, cryotherapy, and depression. Dr. Lowery is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Lowery attended Shanghai Second Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. She speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Francis Leonard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Leonard's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include warts, cryotherapy, and depression. Dr. Leonard is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Leonard obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leonard has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, heartburn, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Neck Pain, Colitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Corrie Tolerico Clay, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics
8881 Fletcher Parkway; Suite 200
La Mesa, CA
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Corrie Clay include warts, recurrent infections, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Clay speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Headache, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Multiple Pregnancy, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Majid Shahbaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
8851 Center Drive; Suite 408
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Majid Shahbaz works as a general internist and geriatrician in La Mesa, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahbaz include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Shahbaz graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Shahbaz's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Tuberculosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeanne E Montal, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Jeanne Montal's areas of expertise include the following: warts, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and enuresis (bed wetting). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Montal obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp Rees-Stealy. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Headache, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Circumcision, Preventive Care, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip William Dickinson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
8554 La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Dickinson works as a general surgeon. Dr. Dickinson's education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. His clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dickinson is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Breast Issues, Pilonidal Cyst, Hernia Surgery, Biopsy, Skin Grafting, Gallbladder Problems, ... (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.