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We found 7 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Health Net ELECT POS for Large and Small Groups near Elk Grove, CA.

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

Dr. Adnan Din's area of specialization is surgery. Dr. Din has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Din speaks Medical Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, anorectal problems, 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. Dr. Gill is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Gill (or staff) speaks French and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Dr. Patricia Tansey works as a general pediatrician. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tansey takes. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Tansey's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tansey has a closed 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
8120 Timberlake Way; #109
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Shadle works as a bariatric surgeon in Roseville, CA, Davis, CA, and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Shadle is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. Dr. Shadle is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital's residency program. Dr. Shadle (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, stomach problems

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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 and practices in Elk Grove, CA and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Fisher's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Fisher average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Fisher is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 is a surgery specialist in Davis, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Dr. Silva attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. She has a special interest in surgical procedures. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silva accepts. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Silva is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , anorectal problems, hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Karyn Macneil specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Macneil takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Macneil 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.