We found 9 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Health Net ELECT POS for Large and Small Groups near Elk Grove, CA.

Dr. Kristin Maureen Brown, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 210
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Brown's specialty is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Brown performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Benjamin D Shadle, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 215
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Shadle is a bariatric surgeon in Roseville, CA and Elk Grove, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shadle include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Shadle is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shadle completed a residency program at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Dr. Shadle (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Shadle is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, stomach problems

All Interests: Achalasia, Heller Myotomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adnan Mohammad Din, MD
Specializes in Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Adnan Din's specialty is surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Din average 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in surgical procedures. Dr. Din's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Din is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Medical Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, anal fissures, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Sclerotherapy, Burns, Spider Veins, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia A Tansey, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #210
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Tansey works as a pediatrician. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Tansey honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tansey is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Todd M Fisher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Todd Fisher specializes in adult hospital medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Fisher attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Unfortunately, Dr. Fisher is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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Dr. Alicia Silva, MD
Specializes in Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Alicia Silva's specialty is surgery. Dr. Silva has a special interest in surgical procedures. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Silva's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Silva welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , anal fissures, hemorrhoids

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Dr. Karanbir Singh Gill, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 210
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Karanbir Gill practices general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Gill (or staff) speaks French and Punjabi. Dr. Gill's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gill's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Dr. Karyn L Macneil, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9281 Office Park Circle; #120
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Karyn Macneil works as a general pediatrician. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Macneil takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Macneil graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Nataly A Ghanem, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 210
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Nataly Ghanem is an Elk Grove, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Ghanem attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ghanem accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She speaks Arabic. Dr. Ghanem is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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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