We found 20 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Shield PPO near La Jolla, CA.

Dr. Robert Hae Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3350 La Jolla Village Dr Mail; Code #111d
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lee, who practices in Orange, CA, San Diego, CA, and Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in esophageal cancer. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Esophageal Cancer

Dr. Catherine Therese Frenette, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road; N200
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Frenette specializes in adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology and practices in La Jolla, CA and Murrieta, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and transplant procedures. Dr. Frenette's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego for residency. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Frenette has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

Dr. Walter J Coyle, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Walter Coyle is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in La Jolla, CA. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), general care, and endoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Coyle's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Naval Hospital. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coyle honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Dr. Edward C Paredez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 820
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Edward Paredez sees patients in La Jolla, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Paredez's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Paredez's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Paredez has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Simon M Ritchken, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4282 Genesee Avenue; Suite 103
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Simon Ritchken is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Diego, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ritchken include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Guy's Hospital, Groote Schuur Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Ritchken is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Dr. John M Lyons Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. John Lyons' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lyons include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lyons takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Lyons is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Jill A Addesa, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road; Maildrop 203n
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Jill Lane sees patients in La Jolla, CA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Lane accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Lane is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

Dr. Gauree Gupta Konijeti, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Gauree Konijeti is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Konijeti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Konijeti include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Konijeti graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Richard C Nodurft, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Nodurft is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and La Jolla, CA. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nodurft honors. Before performing his residency at Scripps Clinic, Dr. Nodurft attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Omega Alpha Show less. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Nodurft is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Dr. Kishore Venkatasiva Gaddipati, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kishore Gaddipati, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and motility disorders. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is a graduate of NTR University of Health Sciences, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Siddhartha Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Carilion Clinic. Dr. Gaddipati takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Motility Disorders

Dr. Andrew George Mayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9850 Genesee Avenue; #820
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Mayer specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in La Jolla, CA. Patients gave Dr. Mayer an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mayer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Mayer attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Heinz Jurgen Lenz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 820
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Heinz Lenz is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Lenz attended medical school at the University of California and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lenz include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lenz accepts. He speaks German. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Warren L Reidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Warren Reidel works as an adult gastroenterologist in La Jolla, CA. He speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Dr. Reidel is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Reidel's training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reidel takes. Dr. Reidel is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
9898 Genesee Avenue; 1st Floor
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Ahmad Mansour, who practices in Encinitas, CA and La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mansour include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mansour takes. Dr. Mansour's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Scripps Clinic. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Mansour is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Emily G Singh, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Hospital Medicine
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Emily Singh is a physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a graduate of Scripps Clinic's residency program. Dr. Singh's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Singh has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Dr. Paul J Pockros, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
11025 N Torrey Pines Road; Suite 200
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Paul Pockros works as a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and transplant procedures. Dr. Pockros is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pockros's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Pockros is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

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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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