We found 13 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Medicare near Pleasanton, CA.

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Dr. Kirk Kofong Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Kirk Lin practices adult gastroenterology in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin. In his practice, Dr. Lin focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Lin attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lin is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mrudula V Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; Department of Gastroenterology
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Mrudula Kumar is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Kumar's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kumar attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Kumar a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melvin B Heyman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
5565 West Las Positas Boulevard; Suite 140
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Melvin Heyman practices adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology in San Francisco, CA and Pleasanton, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Heyman include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and liver transplant. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Heyman has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. Dr. Heyman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Transplant, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Patrika M Tsai, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5565 West Las Positas Boulevard; Suite 140
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Patrika Tsai is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. These areas are among Dr. Tsai's clinical interests: obesity, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Transplant, Crohn's Disease, Obesity, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. John Jih Jong Feng, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. John Feng specializes in bariatric surgery and practices in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Fremont, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Feng include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Feng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Feng is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, stomach problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shoba Kankipati, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6380 Clark Avenue
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Shoba Kankipati is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kankipati completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kankipati include breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Kankipati takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kankipati (or staff) speaks Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. Dr. Kankipati's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Beemen N Khalil, MS, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Beemen Khalil's specialty is bariatric surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Khalil a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khalil include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Khalil's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Khalil welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, stomach problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Richard Forrest, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6380 Clark Avenue
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Michael Forrest is a radiation oncology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Forrest include radiation therapy. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Forrest attended Emory University School of Medicine. He offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese. His professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
5820 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim, who practices in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. He is conversant in Korean. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Kim performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , appendicitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, Phimosis, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark L Koransky, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Mark Koransky is a general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koransky include surgical procedures. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koransky is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Koransky is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, anal cancer, anal fistula, anal fissures, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Skin Issues, Soft ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Thomas Margolis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
5575 W. Las Positas Road; Suite 330
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Michael Margolis works as a gynecologic oncologist and urogynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Margolis include pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. Dr. Margolis's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Margolis completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rectovaginal fistula, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Implant Surgery, Sexual Medicine, Fecal Incontinence, Urogynecological Problems, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryant C Sheh, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Bryant Sheh specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. In his practice, Dr. Sheh focuses on blood disorders. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheh studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sheh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Medical Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sheh has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Bladder Cancer, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Blood Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sue Jung Flahive, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
5924 Stoneridge Drive; Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Sue Rhee sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Pleasanton, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and liver transplant. She is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. Dr. Rhee graduated from Albany Medical College and then she performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Transplant, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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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