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 is an adult gastroenterologist in Santee, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. He is a graduate of Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati.

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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)

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

Dr. Michael Lajin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lajin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic.

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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)

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

Dr. Joseph Reddy, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Reddy's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. He speaks Telugu.

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

Dr. Rokay Kamyar is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kamyar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Japanese. He attended medical school at Chiba University School of Medicine. Dr. Kamyar has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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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)

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

Dr. Meng Hua works as a gastroenterologist in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Hua (or staff) speaks Mandarin and German. She graduated from Heidelberg University. Her patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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

Dr. Alexander Shpaner is a gastroenterologist in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Shpaner speaks Russian. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ali Banaie is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Banaie speaks Persian. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Banaie honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Weinstein practices radiation oncology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinstein studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Carl Orr is a specialist in general surgery. He works in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Orr is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. Majid Shahbaz sees patients in La Mesa, CA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shahbaz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, 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. Jieyu Lowery, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Jieyu Lowery specializes in family medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lowery honors. She studied medicine at Shanghai Second Medical University. She speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Depression, Cryosurgery, 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 practices family medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leonard takes. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, 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
 

Dr. Corrie Clay is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Clay attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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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. Robert W Foster, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 1-105
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Robert Foster speaks Italian. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Foster is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mathew S Isho, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
8851 Center Drive; Suite 501
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Mathew Isho is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Isho focuses on colorectal surgery procedures and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Isho honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Carle Foundation Hospital, Dr. Isho attended Al-Nahrain University College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Isho (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Pilonidal Cyst, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biopsy, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Siavash Md Jabbari, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Siavash Jabbari's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Jabbari's clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Jabbari attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Superficial Radiation ... (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.

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