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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 is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. He trained at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mahmoud Lajin sees patients in La Mesa, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Arabic. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Lajin is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Lajin studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lajin completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lajin takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Joseph Reddy's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Reddy average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Reddy has an open panel. He studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Reddy trained at OhioHealth - Grant Medical Center, Columbus. 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Kamyar attended Chiba University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamyar include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kamyar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Kamyar (or staff) is conversant in German and Japanese. Dr. Kamyar is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his 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, Liver Biopsy, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alexander Shpaner is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Shpaner's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Shpaner include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shpaner's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Dr. Shpaner is conversant in Russian.

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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)

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

Dr. Meng Hua's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hua has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Hua attended Heidelberg University for medical school. Dr. Hua (or staff) speaks Mandarin and German. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hua 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. Ali Banaie, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8860 Center Drive; Suite 420
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ali Banaie's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Banaie graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Dr. Banaie takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to 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. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. Dr. Orr is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Orr's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Pilonidal Cysts, 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's specialty is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Weinstein is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Weinstein completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Sarcoma, Spine Tumor, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jieyu Lowery works as a family practitioner in La Mesa, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, cryotherapy, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Lowery is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Shanghai Second Medical University. Dr. Lowery's residency was performed 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 is a family medicine physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leonard include warts, cryotherapy, and depression. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Leonard is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Majid Shahbaz is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Shahbaz attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shahbaz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His clinical interests include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Patient ratings for Dr. Shahbaz average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shahbaz speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Tuberculosis, Chronic Fatigue 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 is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of VA Wadsworth Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Foster average 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Italian. Dr. Foster is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Barry Michael Uhl, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Barry Uhl, who practices in La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Uhl attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Uhl welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Endometrial Cancer, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura A Hackett, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Laura Hackett is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Hackett is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Hackett include warts, menopause, and sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Hackett graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Siavash Jabbari is a radiation oncology specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jabbari include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Jabbari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Endometrial Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (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.