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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Orange, CA, San Diego, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include esophageal cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lee include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Lee is 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 practices adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. Dr. Frenette speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and transplant procedures. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Frenette's training includes a residency program at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Frenette is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Naval Hospital, Dr. Coyle attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Coyle's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), general care, and endoscopic surgery. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coyle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. 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. Simon Michael Ritchken, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4282 Genesee Avenue; Suite 103
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Simon Ritchken practices adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ritchken's areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis, crohn's disease, and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ritchken graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Guy's Hospital, Groote Schuur Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lyons accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Lyons attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Lyons has an open panel.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In her practice, Dr. Lane focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Lane's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Nodurft's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scripps Clinic. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Nodurft has received include Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Omega Alpha Show less. His professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He is open to 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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Paredez's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paredez takes. Before performing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Paredez attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Paredez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. John Kuldau is a La Jolla, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kuldau accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Kuldau has an open panel.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Konijeti honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Konijeti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Konijeti welcomes new patients.

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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 gastroenterologist in San Diego, CA. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and motility disorders. Dr. Gaddipati takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from NTR University of Health Sciences, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Siddhartha Medical College and then he performed his residency 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 has an open panel.

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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 is a gastroenterologist in La Jolla, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Reidel include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Reidel speaks Spanish.

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He speaks German. Dr. Lenz's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. After completing medical school at the University of California and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Lenz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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 gastroenterologist in Encinitas, CA and La Jolla, CA. In his practice, Dr. Mansour focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Mansour is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Scripps Clinic, Dr. Mansour attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. 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 specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system) and hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Singh honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Singh completed her residency training at Scripps Clinic.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Mayer is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Mayer is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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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.