We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Health Net ELECT POS for Large and Small Groups near Elk Grove, CA.

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Dr. Serag Dredar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 105
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Serag Dredar specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Dredar include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Dredar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Dredar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colorectal problems, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, pancreatic cancer

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

Dr. Kristin Brown specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Brown takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She welcomes new patients.

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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 specialist in surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Din has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Din studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Medical Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Din has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, anal fistula, anal fissures, hemorrhoids, 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 works as a bariatric surgeon. Dr. Shadle (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Shadle is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shadle honors. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Karanbir Gill is a pediatrician in Elk Grove, CA and Roseville, CA. Dr. Gill attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Georgetown University Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Gill is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gill (or staff) speaks French and Punjabi. Dr. Gill is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tansey has a closed panel. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Fisher's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Fisher focuses on general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher honors. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Fisher 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.

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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. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Silva has a special interest in surgical procedures. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Silva is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , anal fissures, hemorrhoids

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

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

Dr. Karyn Macneil's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Macneil is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Macneil's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. She is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Ghanem is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ghanem completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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