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We found 25 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 works as a gastroenterologist in Orange, CA, San Diego, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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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 an adult gastroenterologist, transplant hepatologist, and hepatologist in La Jolla, CA and Murrieta, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and transplant procedures. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Frenette's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Frenette is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

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

Dr. Simon Ritchken is an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Ritchken's clinical interests: hepatitis, crohn's disease, and general care. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ritchken graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Ritchken completed residency programs at Guy's Hospital, Groote Schuur Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Walter Coyle works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Coyle's areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), general care, and endoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Naval Hospital, Dr. Coyle attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Edward Paredez practices adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Paredez include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Paredez has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Paredez is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. John Lyons is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lyons include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lyons's professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lyons has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in La Jolla, CA. Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Lane is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Lane completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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, who practices in La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Konijeti accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Konijeti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Konijeti's professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. She welcomes 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 works as a gastroenterologist in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Nodurft attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scripps Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nodurft include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Nodurft has received include Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Omega Alpha Show less. 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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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in La Jolla, CA. In his practice, Dr. Kuldau focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. 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. Dr. Kuldau honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lenz include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He speaks German. Dr. Lenz is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Kishore Gaddipati sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gaddipati include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and motility disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gaddipati honors. 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. His residency was performed at Carilion Clinic. Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. Dr. Gaddipati is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gaddipati 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Reidel completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Andrew Mayer practices adult gastroenterology in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Mayer has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mayer is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Hyun Sil Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Hyun Kim is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Diego, CA and Poway, CA. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kim is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Kim performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean.

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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)

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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). His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Mansour studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scripps Clinic. He speaks Persian. Dr. Mansour's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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.