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We found 31 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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Walnut Creek, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Ramon, CA. She obtained her medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Ali is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali honors. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. Dr. Ali's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and transplant procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burgis honors. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Kwan's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with 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. Kwan has an open panel. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Small ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Erick Chan is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. Dr. Chan has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Chan attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), 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, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Liver ... (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 areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease); he sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Wales College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cooper include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cooper offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Roost's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Roost accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, ... (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). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He 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), 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. Claribel Paguio Taylor, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Claribel Taylor is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Taylor completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Taylor is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Mimi Lin practices adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Lin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mein has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Mein is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Mein is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Verma is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verma honors. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Verma attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scott include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients rated Dr. Scott highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Scott's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, and SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Gerson's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gerson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with 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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: gallbladder cancer, liver tumor, and liver cancer. Dr. Ayoub honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ayoub (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Bhat's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and interventional endoscopy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Kasturba Medical College and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bhat (or staff) speaks Kashmiri and Hindi. Dr. Bhat's professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He 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 works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Dalal's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dalal attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dalal's practice is open to new patients.

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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, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, Rectal Problems, 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.