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We found 26 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Lee focuses on esophageal cancer. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Lee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. Dr. Frenette graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frenette include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and transplant procedures. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. 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 James Coyle, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Walter Coyle, who practices in La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), general care, and endoscopic surgery. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coyle graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Naval Hospital. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Coyle is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Simon Ritchken sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include hepatitis, crohn's disease, and general care. He is affiliated with 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ritchken honors. 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)

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

Dr. John Lyons practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Lyons is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lyons has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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, who practices in La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Lane is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

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

Dr. Richard Nodurft specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Scripps Clinic, Dr. Nodurft attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Nodurft has received distinctions including Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Omega Alpha. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Edward Paredez is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in La Jolla, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Paredez include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Paredez is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Paredez performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Paredez has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Robert Henry Goldklang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 810
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Robert Goldklang is an adult gastroenterologist in Encinitas, CA and La Jolla, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Goldklang graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. The average patient rating for Dr. Goldklang is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldklang takes. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Dr. John Gustav Kuldau, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. John Kuldau sees patients in La Jolla, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kuldau accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Gauree Konijeti's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Konijeti's professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Konijeti is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Konijeti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Kishore Gaddipati is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and motility disorders. Dr. Gaddipati honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at NTR University of Health Sciences, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Siddhartha Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Gaddipati trained at Carilion Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Motility Disorders

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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reidel 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. Dr. Reidel graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Heinz Lenz is an adult gastroenterology specialist in La Jolla, CA. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lenz studied medicine at the University of California and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lenz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Lenz is conversant in German. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Ahmad Mansour is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Mansour's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mansour's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mansour completed a residency program at Scripps Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist and hospitalist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Singh include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a graduate of Scripps Clinic's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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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.