We found 6 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Medigap Medicare Supplement Plans near Modesto, CA.
Dr. Shakti Singh is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singh include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Before completing her residency at VA Medical Center, Dr. Singh attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, celiac disease, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Acid reflux, Bacterial overgrowth, Breath hydrogen testing, Celiac disease, Chronic constipation, ... (Read more)
Dr. Raman Khehra's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khehra include general care. Dr. Khehra takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Khehra (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Khehra is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His practice is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, colorectal cancer
All Interests: Internal Medicine, Celiac disease, Colorectal cancer, Gastroenterological disease
Dr. Timothy Davis is a specialist in vascular surgery. He works in Modesto, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davis include surgical procedures. Dr. Davis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Davis completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , achalasia, anorectal problems, hemorrhoids
All Interests: Surgery, Abdominal surgery, Abdominal wall reconstruction, Achalasia, Adrenal surgery, Advanced ... (Read more)
Dr. Tomasz Gutowski's specialties are vascular surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Gutowski average 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in surgical procedures. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutowski takes. Dr. Gutowski graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Gutowski (or staff) speaks Polish. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He welcomes new patients.
Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, achalasia, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids
All Interests: Critical care surgery, Dialysis access surgery, Endocrine surgery, Endovascular aortic aneurysm ... (Read more)
Dr. Refugio Gonzalez sees patients in Modesto, CA and Berkeley, CA. His medical specialty is surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Gonzalez focuses on surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gonzalez attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , achalasia, anorectal problems, hemorrhoids
All Interests: Groin and incisional hernia repair, Hemorrhoids, Hiatal hernia, Laparoscopic adrenalectomy, ... (Read more)
Dr. David Shiba's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Modesto, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Shiba has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shiba honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His practice is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer
All Interests: Anemia, Bladder cancer, Bleeding and clotting disorders care, Brain tumors, Breast cancer, Care of ... (Read more)
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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.