We found 25 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Shield PPO near La Jolla, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3350 La Jolla Village Dr Mail; Code #111d
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lee is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Orange, CA, San Diego, CA, and Long Beach, CA. His clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Lee attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Esophageal Cancer

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. She speaks Spanish. In Dr. Frenette's practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and transplant procedures. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. Before completing her residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Dr. Frenette attended medical school at Rush Medical College. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Frenette has an open panel.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4282 Genesee Avenue; Suite 103
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Simon Ritchken is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ritchken include hepatitis, crohn's disease, and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ritchken obtained his medical school training at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Guy's Hospital, Groote Schuur Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ritchken has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Hepatitis, Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Walter Coyle is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Coyle's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), general care, and endoscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green 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. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Coyle performed his residency at Naval Hospital.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 820
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Edward Paredez's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Paredez highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Paredez attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Paredez has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Paredez is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. John Lyons' specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lyons graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lyons completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lyons speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road; Maildrop 203n
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Jill Lane practices adult gastroenterology in La Jolla, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Lane completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lane is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Gauree Konijeti works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Konijeti's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Konijeti completed a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Konijeti (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Nodurft is an adult gastroenterologist in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and La Jolla, CA. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Dr. Nodurft's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Nodurft trained at Scripps Clinic for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Omega Alpha Show less. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kishore Gaddipati is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and motility disorders. Dr. Gaddipati's professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Before completing his residency at Carilion Clinic, Dr. Gaddipati attended medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Siddhartha Medical College. Dr. Gaddipati accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Motility Disorders

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. John Kuldau's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kuldau's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Kuldau is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 820
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Heinz Lenz works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Lenz's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of California and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Lenz speaks German.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Warren Reidel is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Dr. Reidel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Reidel attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Reidel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9850 Genesee Avenue; #820
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Mayer is an adult gastroenterology specialist in La Jolla, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mayer at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Mayer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Hyun Kim is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Her residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. Her professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ahmad Mansour's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). In his practice, Dr. Mansour focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Before completing his residency at Scripps Clinic, Dr. Mansour attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Mansour's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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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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