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We found 34 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near San Carlos, CA.

Dr. Sabina Ahmed Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Her areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Ali has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ali takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Ali is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, encopresis, malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Colitis, Hydrogen Breath Test, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Clare Burgis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
750 Welch Road; Suite 116
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Burgis' specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of clinical interest consist of hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and transplant procedures. Dr. Burgis accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jeffrey W Kwan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kwan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Kwan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Erick Peiren Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Erick Chan's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Chan attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Chan is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, heartburn, peptic ulcer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, chronic constipation, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stewart Lyndon Cooper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stewart Cooper's specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Wales College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cooper include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Cooper is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cooper offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, liver cancer

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Hemochromatosis, Wilson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Roost, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Roost is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Palo Alto, CA. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Roost is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Roost's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, heartburn, colorectal problems, peptic ulcer, small intestine disorders, chronic constipation, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Claribel Paguio Taylor, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Claribel Taylor's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Taylor include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Taylor is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Taylor is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, Capsule Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene Young Lee, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
100 So. Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 507
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Lee's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Lee graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, heartburn, peptic ulcer, small intestine disorders, chronic constipation, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Mimi S Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
900 Welch Road; Suite 202
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mimi Lin is a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. She speaks Mandarin. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Before performing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), chronic constipation, fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sinda M Mein, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sinda Mein practices adult gastroenterology in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Mein is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Mein has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, liver cancer, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahul Verma, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Verma works as an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Verma's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Verma attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Verma has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brennan A Scott, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Brennan Scott is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Scott is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Scott is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren B Gerson, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Gerson's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, and SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of California Pacific Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gerson's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Gerson is 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Gerson speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, heartburn, peptic ulcer, small intestine disorders, chronic constipation, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
750 Welch Road; Suite 210
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Walid Ayoub is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Stanford, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Ayoub (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Ayoub include gallbladder cancer, liver tumor, and liver cancer. Dr. Ayoub is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Before performing his residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Dr. Ayoub attended Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Ayoub honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Liver Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Yasser Maqbool Bhat, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Yasser Bhat is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bhat (or staff) is conversant in Kashmiri and Hindi. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and interventional endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Bhat attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Dalal has indicated that her clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Dalal studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, Rectal ... (Read more)

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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.