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We found 8 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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Brown trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Adnan Din is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Din's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Din is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Medical Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Din is accepting 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 works as a general pediatrician in Elk Grove, CA and Roseville, CA. Dr. Gill (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gill takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Elk Grove, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Tansey trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for her residency. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Unfortunately, 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. Benjamin D Shadle, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
8120 Timberlake Way; #109
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Shadle is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shadle include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Shadle's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shadle accepts. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Shadle performed his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Dr. Shadle (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Shadle's practice 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 is an internal medicine hospitalist in Elk Grove, CA and Sacramento, CA. He has a special interest in general care. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher takes. Dr. Fisher has a closed panel.

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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 specialist in surgery. She works in Davis, CA and Elk Grove, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Silva's clinical interests include surgical procedures. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Silva trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Silva is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Macneil graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Macneil accepts. She is accepting 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.